Rights go for around $3.5 million

Anchor Bay has bought North American and Australian rights to David Mackenzie’s comedy “Spread” starring Ashton Kutcher for around $3.5 million. Pic preemed this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

Kutcher stars as a Hollywood Hills womanizer who meets his match in a local waitress. Anne Heche also stars. Kutcher, Peter Morgan, and Jason Goldberg produced through their Katalyst Films shingle.

Anchor Bay is a sister company to Overture Films, both run by CEO Chris McGurk.

An update was made to this article at 8:50 p.m.

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