Sundance Spotlight: “Goat” Starring Nick Jonas Acquired By Paramount Home Media

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The 2016 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 21st through the 31st in Park City, Utah. The festival is a destination for both up-and-coming and veteran filmmakers, and has earned a reputation as a showcase for some of the most critically acclaimed and Oscar-worthy films of the year. This year, out of the 12,793 submissions they received, the committee has selected just over 200 feature length and short films to play at the festival. From all of this, there is sure to be plenty of studio deals, bidding wars, trailers, clips and news — and we’re here to give you a daily wrap up of all the big developments from Park City. (And don’t forget to check out our exclusive party and event grid!)

Two more big deals for movies with and Kim Jong-il (yes, that Kim Jong-il) have been made as the Film Festival enters its final days.


DEALS

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THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT

Synopsis: Following the collapse of their glamorous romance, a celebrity director and his actress ex-wife are kidnapped by movie-obsessed dictator Kim Jong-il. Forced to make films in extraordinary circumstances, they get a second chance at love — but only one chance at escape.
Category: World Cinema Documentary Competition
Directors: ,
Purchased by: Magnolia Pictures

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GOAT

Synopsis: Reeling from a terrifying assault, a 19-year- old boy pledges his brother’s fraternity in an attempt to prove his manhood. What happens there, in the name of “brotherhood,” tests both the boys and their relationship in brutal ways.
Category: U.S. Dramatic Competition
Director:
Cast: Austin Lyon, , Danny Flaherty, ,
Purchased by: Paramount Home Media


ACQUISITION TALLY AS OF JANUARY 28, 2016:

A24: 1
Amazon: 5
Beta Cinema: 1
Blumhouse: 1
Brainstorm Media: 1
Fox Searchlight: 1
HBO: 1
IFC: 1
Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment: 1
Magnolia Pictures: 2
Netflix: 5
The Orchard: 1
Oscilloscope Laboratories: 1
: 1
Paramount Home Media: 1
Roadside Attractions: 1
Showtime: 1
Sony Pictures Classics: 2
WWE Films: 1


See all of our preview posts for the , and catch up with our full of the festival in our other Sundance Spotlights!

For a complete list of  festival films and details, visit sundance.org

Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer
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