Sundance 2012 buying continued apace today, with four films announcing that they’d found North American homes.
Radius-TWC, the Weinstein Company’s new VOD-plus label, bought “Bachelorette,” which screened in competition. Written and directed by Leslye Headland, which she adapted from her own stage play,”Bachelorette” stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan and Rebel Wilson as four frenemies who must come to terms with the first marriage within their quartet — and the lucky girl is, according to the other three, the least deserving. The deal was negotiated for Radius-TWC by Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.
Anchor Bay bought “Excision,” which premiered as part of Park City at Midnight. It’s the first feature by writer-director Richard Bates Jr. and stars AnnaLynne McCord, Traci Lords, Roger Bart and John Waters. The filmmakers were repped by Preferred Content, Cassian Elwes and attorney Elsa Ramo.
Image Entertainment bought “Goats” starring Vera Farmiga and David Duchovny, which debuted in the Premieres section. Directed by Christopher Neil, Mark Jude Poirer adapted the screenplay from his own novel in which a quirky desert dweller leaves his home to attend east coast prep school Gates Academy. The filmmakers were represented by WME and John Sloss’ Cinetic Media.
- Wolfe Releasing acquired Aurora Guerrero’s debut feature “Mosquita y Mari,” which premiered in the NEXT section at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a coming-of-age story about the relationship between two young Latina women in Los Angeles. The Film Collaborative will be release the film in theaters this year, with Wolfe handling VOD and DVD in 2013. Orly Ravid at The Film Collaborative brokered the deal.