The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Millennium Entertainment has inked a domestic distribution deal for the drama What Maisie Knew.
The film, which stars Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as the parents of titular Maisie, was acquired for $2 million five days after first screening for buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, Maisie delves into the effect of a bitter divorce on the couple’s 6-year-old daughter. Alexander Skarsgård also stars.
Despite strong reviews, the film’s heavy subject matter may have tamped interest in the drama. Still, the deal marks one of only a handful of significant acquisitions thus far as the festival begins to wind down.
Update from the Globe and Mail:
L.A.-based Millennium Entertainment, a newish kid on the distribution block, has bought the North American rights to What Maisie Knew, a feature loosely based on the Henry James novel. It stars Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard.
We’ll let you know if it gets an international release. It is said to be released in the US in Spring 2013.
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