Tuesday, 19 May 2009

'The Men Who Stare at Goats' the first major sale at Cannes?

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This is really great news:

Overture is the lead company in the race for rights to "The Men Who Stare at Goats," the George Clooney starrer that is one of the hot market projects in the Festival de Cannes.

A second studio is also in the mix, with Overture in the lead position; a deal is expected to close imminently.

CAA packaged and sold the project, which Grant Heslov directed and in which Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges co-star. The movie, based on journalist Jon Ronson's book, centers on a U.S. soldier in Iraq with supposed paranormal powers. It is said to contain both dramatic and comedic elements.

If “Goats” closes, it will represent the first major sale completed at Cannes, where all has been quiet to date on the deal front.  [THR]


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