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Sundance 2015 Deals: Mora Stephens’s ‘Zipper’ and Louise Osmond’s ‘Dark Horse’

Sundance 2015 Deals: Mora Stephens's 'Zipper' and Louise Osmond's 'Dark Horse'

Two more Sundance favorites have found distribution deals. 

Mora Stephens’ thriller Zipper” has found a home at Alchemy, which will release the film later this year. Starring Patrick Wilson as a sex-addicted federal prosecutor whose careening personal life threatens to derail his rising political career, “Zipper” is the second female-helmed film acquired by Alchemy at this year’s Sundance (the first being Kim Farrant’s “Strangerland”). 

Louise Osmond’s crowd-pleasing documentary “Dark Horse” has also been picked up. Sony Pictures Classics purchased the winner of the Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary Competition, which focuses on a group of working-class men who breed a successful racehorse to take on the “sport of kings.” There’s no word yet of a release date, though. 

In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Osmond described the events of her film as “funny and moving and life-affirming; a classic rags-to-riches tale. “I knew the first time I heard this story that I would do pretty much anything to make it [into a documentary],” she said. “It was about the extraordinary bond the characters forged with this beautiful animal that seemed almost like something from a fable, a phoenix rising from the ashes.”

[via Indiewire, Deadline]

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