Company acquires rights to animated comedy

Regent Releasing has acquired the North American distribution rights to the animated comedy, “$9.99.”

The film was acquired from Fortissimo Films and will be released in select cities in the spring of 2009.

Pic was shot in stop motion animation and will include the voices of Geoffrey Rush and Anthony Lapaglia.

It’s based on the short stories by Etgar Keret and involves an unemployed 28-year-old who comes across an ad for a booklet that explains the meaning of life for only $9.99.

It was helmed by Tatia Rosenthal and produced by Emile Sherman and Amir Harel. Mati Broudo and Hezi Bezalel will serve as executive producers

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