Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Deals Flow on 'Lizzie', 'Puzzle', 'Sorry to Bother You', 'Kusama - Infinity'

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Deals Flow on 'Lizzie', 'Puzzle', 'Sorry to Bother You', 'Kusama - Infinity'

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Annapurna understood to be closing on Sorry To Bother You.

Sundance deal flow quickened up on Thursday (January 25) as Saban Films acquired North American rights to Lizzie, Magnolia Pictures took Kusama - Infinity, and SPC acquired Puzzle.

Meanwhile Annapurna was understood to be closing worldwide rights on Boots Riley’s sci-fi satire Sorry To Bother You following that film’s premiere in U.S. Dramatic Competition over the weekend.

Saban will partner with Roadside Attractions on a summer theatrical release for Craig William Macneill’s period drama Lizzie, which stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart and is based on Bryce Kass’s screenplay about the unsolved 19th century Borden murders.

Sevigny plays Borden, who lives under her father’s domineering control until she meets and falls for the family maid Bridget Sullivan (Stewart) and was subsequently put on trial for the murder of her father and step-mother. Lizzie premiered last Friday in U.S. Dramatic Competition. …

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