Duo likely to split domestic, foreign distribution
The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight are teaming up to buy immigrant drama “La Misma Luna.”Deal is still being hammered out, but Searchlight would likely handle domestic distribution while TWC would oversee foreign. Brothers and Searchlight had similar deal for Garden State. TWC is also acquiring Justin Theroux’s directorial debut “Dedication,” a romantic comedy starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore and produced by Gotham-based shingle Plum Pictures. TWC is partnering with Henry Winterstern’s First Look, with TWC taking lead on domestic. Move marks second collaboration of the fest between Plum and TWC. Distrib previously bought shingle’s “Grace Is Gone” for $4 million.
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