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FX nabs TV rights to ‘Salt’

Cable network to air Angelina Jolie pic in late 2012

FX has gotten an early jump on “Salt,” scoring the network TV rights to the Angelina Jolie feature.

“Salt,” which bows in theaters this weekend, is being distributed by Sony. Feature reps the latest major summer release to land at FX, which has been aggressive in picking up movie packages as of late.

“Salt” will become available to FX in late 2012. Deal is said to be standard — which usually means between 10% and 12% of box office gross, with some caveats.

Separately, FX also landed the rights to the recent 20th Century Fox release “Predators.”

Released on July 9, “Predators” has already grossed more than $41 million at the box office. Like “Salt,” “Predators” comes to FX under a standard movie deal and will become available in late 2012.

Both actioners are seen as a good fit with FX’s young male aud.

Other recent FX summer movie acquisitions include “Grown Ups,” “The A-Team,” “Night and Day” and “The Karate Kid.”

“Salt,” directed by Phillip Noyce, also stars Live Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. “Predators,” from helmer Nimrod Antal, stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne and Alice Braga.

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