The Sundance dramedy, "Calvary," is the latest festival film to secure a distribution deal.
The movie by John Michael McDonagh was bought by Fox Searchlight Films, according to Hollywood news services, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.
In the film, Brendan Gleeson stars as a priest who is threatened by a confessioner and has one week to make peace with God and his family. The film was bought for $2.5 million, according to Variety.
Fox Searchlight also purchased the science-fiction film, "I Origins," for a reported $3 million, according to Variety. The film, starring Brit Marling, involves a biology student in eye evolution who falls in love with a woman.
Meanwhile, Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded "Wish I Was Here," was purchased by Focus Features for about $2.75 million, according to both trade publications.
The movie stars Braff ("Scrubbs" and "Garden State") as a man dealing with issues in his life including his father, his wife and a failing acting career. Braff partially funded the movie through the Kickstarter website but received much criticism for it by those who felt the celebrity didn’t need to use a crowd-funded resource to finance his film.
— Vince Horiuchi
|1.||Family says police shot Utah man because he was black|
|2.||Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors is a grounded guy — and a Utahn|
|3.||Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man|
|4.||BYU football: Virginia suddenly looking formidable for No. 21 Cougars|
|5.||Kragthorpe: Brandon Doman moves on, from BYU to little league|
|6.||Martin MacNeill to serve up to 15 years for sexual abuse|
|7.||Mormons’ close-knit nature, values drive them to GOP|
|8.||Utah man killed by police mourned at vigil, family questions cops’ story|
|9.||Paul Rolly: The Max Hall issue: It’s not black and white; it’s red and blue|
|10.||Ex-LDS presiding bishop is favorite to head UTA board|