Miramax has ‘Georgia’ on its mind

Miramax Films acquired North American distribution rights from Ciby 2000 to Ulu Grosbard’s “Georgia.”

The movie, which stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and is scripted by the actress’s mother Barbara Turner, recently took the Montreal Film Festival’s Grand Prize of the Americas for best picture. Leigh nabbed a best actress award at the fest. “Georgia” also grabbed some attention at the Cannes Film Festival last spring.

The purchase was announced in a joint statement by Miramax co-chairmen Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Ciby 2000 chairman Jean-Francois Fonlupt. The pact reprises similar deals between the two companies on “The Piano” and “Muriel’s Wedding.”

The Weinsteins said they were “deeply moved by the emotionally charged narrative and impressed with the film’s extraordinary performances.”

Film is about a love-hate relationship between two sisters. In addition to Leigh, “Georgia” stars Mare Winningham, Ted Levine and Max Perlich, and is produced by Grosbard, Turn and Jason Leigh. Ben Barenholtz exec produced.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading