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'Primary Colors' woos foreign coin

Mike Nichols hasn’t given up on “Primary Colors.” After it looked like the Universal project was being shopped to other studios, the word now is that efforts are being made to find outside international financing for the pic, to which John Travolta is still attached. That would give new life to the adaptation of Joe Klein’s political novel, about a presidential hopeful from the South whose life bears a close resemblance to that of Bill Clinton.

Universal and Nichols had disagreed on how to proceed with the project, sources said, with the studio worried about the project’s $65 million-plus price tag. There are doubts about its ability to attract international interest to a storyline so tied to the U.S. political scene.

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