Trio will roll ‘Murderball’

Sundance favorite bowing July 8

NEW YORK — Jeff Skoll’s Participant Prods. has partnered with ThinkFilm and MTV Films on the upcoming release of Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro’s “Murderball.”

Rough-and-tumble docu concerns quadriplegics who play rugby. Film has generated plenty of buzz on the festival circuit, picking up two prizes at the Sundance Film Festival.

A&E IndieFilms also is a partner on “Murderball,” bowing July 8.

Skoll, founder of eBay, launched his production company in 2004 with the intent of developing or partnering on film projects with socially conscious leanings.

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