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Fox Searchlight buys "The Surrogate" for $6 million

Jan 24 2012

PARK CITY, Utah (TheWrap.com) - "The Surrogate," a drama starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes as a man who hires a professional sex surrogate, has sold to Fox Searchlight for $6 million in the largest acquisition of the Sundance Film Festival so far, TheWrap has confirmed.

CBS buys "The Words", "Tupelo 77" gets a director

Jan 22 2012

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (TheWrap.com) - Buying activity at the Sundance Film Festival ramped up on Sunday after late-night negotiations on Saturday. CBS Films announced that it had acquired "The Words," a drama starring Brad Cooper, Zoe Saldana and Jeremy Irons.

Documentaries "Sugar Man," "Versailles" land deals at Sundance

Jan 22 2012

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 22 (TheWrap.com) - In an early sign that this year's Sundance festival will be full of documentary acquisitions, Sony Pictures Classics acquired North American rights to "Searching for Sugar Man," Malik Bendjelloul's directorial debut, while Magnolia bought "The Queen of Versailles."

Blunt's "Your Sister's Sister" to open Seattle festival

Jan 20 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Your Sister's Sister," a romantic comedy starring Emily Blunt, will open this year's Seattle International Film Festival on May 17, organizers announced Friday.

Warner Bros. removes "Arthur" from calendar

Jan 20 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - - Warner Bros. has joust -- er, just -- taken "Arthur & Lancelot" off its calendar, TheWrap has confirmed. But that's not the studio's only stalled project: "Jack the Giant Killer 3D" has bumped to 2013.

Is George Lucas really retiring?

Jan 17 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) - "I'm retiring. I'm moving away from the business, from the company, from all this kind of stuff."

"Abduction" hits Facebook, DVD, Blu-ray simultaneously

Jan 17 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) - Taylor Lautner is helping Facebook make history.

Pentagon, CIA sued over alleged meetings with filmmaker

Jan 17 2012

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17 (TheWrap.com) - A government watchdog group is suing the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, claiming the agencies are refusing to release details of their alleged meetings and communications with director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal.

Tommy Lee Jones to play General MacArthur in "Emperor"

Jan 17 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Tommy Lee Jones will play General Douglas MacArthur in "Emperor," a thriller/epic directed by Peter Webber ("Girl With a Pearl Earring").

"Lone Ranger" finally set to start shooting

Jan 17 2012

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - After trudging through a rough patch, production is finally set to begin on Disney's Johnny Depp-starring reboot of "The Lone Ranger."

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