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Woody Harrelson Tackles ‘Wilson’; Gravitas Bows ‘American Anarchist’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Fox Searchlight is taking Wilson, starring Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern and Judy Greer, to more than 300 theaters this weekend. The title, which debuted at Sundance in January, is one of a slew of specialty newcomers. Spring tends to usher in more limited releases, which would be welcome following a mostly slow start of 2017. Show More Summary

Sundance Hit ‘Patti Cake$’ Gets Summer Release From Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight, which plunked down $9.5M for Patti Cake$ at Sundance, has set a summer release for the aspiring-rapper tale. It drops July 7 in select theaters. The film, starring Aussie Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role that landed her a CAA deal, wowed ’em in Park City. Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Lands Robert Redford & Casey Affleck Starrer ‘The Old Man And The Gun’

EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight is closing a deal for distribution rights in the U.S., Canada and UK to The Old Man And The Gun, the David Lowery-directed drama that teams Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tiki...Show More Summary

‘Battle Of The Sexes’: Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs Tennis Pic Sets Fall Date

Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes about the legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ-hustler Bobby Riggs and World number one Billie Jean King, will have its game date at the multiplex on Sept. 22. Pic stars respectively Steve...Show More Summary

‘Step’: Searchlight Dates Its $4M+ Sundance Documentary Pickup For Summer

After picking up the hot documentary at Sundance for what sources said was over $4M, Fox Searchlight just slotted the picture for July 7 in select markets. Although the distributor doesn’t pick up a lot of documentaries, this one it went to the mat for in outbidding others for not only the distribution of the picture but also remake rights. Show More Summary

CAA Signs ‘Patti Cake$’ Star Danielle Macdonald

EXCLUSIVE: Just under a month after Fox Searchlight picked up Patti Cake$ for $9.5 million at the Sundance Film Festival, Danielle Macdonald, the breakout star of the crowd-pleasing coming-of-age dramedy, signed with uber-agency CAA. Just...Show More Summary

CinemaNX Founder & Producer Steve Christian Dies Aged 53

Steve Christian, the founder of the Isle of Man's film investment program CinemaNX and former Pinewood Pictures exec, has died at the age of 53. The well-respected industry veteran, who most recently co-produced Fox Searchlight's Untitled A.A. Show More Summary

‘Legion’s Noah Hawley Pacts Two Fox Searchlight Pics; Helming Reese Witherspoon In ‘Pale Blue Dot’

EXCLUSIVE: Noah Hawley, who followed his Emmy-winning minseries Fargo by creating the FX drama Legion, has set a pair of films at Fox Searchlight. Top of the list is Pale Blue Dot, a sci-fi project that has Reese Witherspoon starring. Show More Summary

‘Kedi’ Tops $40K In Exclusive Run; ‘United Kingdom’ Opens OK – Specialty B.O.

Oscilloscope purred over the weekend with the debut of cat doc Kedi exclusively at New York’s Metrograph, scoring the weekend's top per theater average at $40.5K. Fox Searchlight opened Amma Asante's A United Kingdom in several locations grossing $70K (though the company said it picked up as the weekend wore on). Show More Summary

‘A United Kingdom’ Hits U.S. Theaters Alongside Danish Oscar Hopeful ‘Land of Mine’ – Specialty Preview

David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in A United Kingdom, a true story about a couple who faced down the British establishment and the rise of apartheid next door to their home in Botswana, which Fox Searchlight is rolling out this weekend. Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Starts Production on Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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Melissa McCarthy and Ricard E. Grant headline the Lee Israel biopic The post Fox Searchlight Starts Production on Can You Ever Forgive Me? appeared first on

Richard E. Grant & More Join Melissa McCarthy In ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’

Richard E. Grant is set to star opposite Melissa McCarthy in Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? He is joined by Jane Curtin (The Heat), Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones’ Baby), Anna Deavere Smith (Black-ish) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein). Show More Summary

The big deals at Sundance: Why the movies sold and how they might succeed

Last year’s Sundance Film Festival saw two of the priciest deals in the history of this gathering: Fox Searchlight’s record-breaking $17.5 million for “The Birth of a Nation” and Amazon/Roadside’s not quite as Brinks-busting $10 million for “Manchester by the Sea.” Those films wound up with two,...

Sundance Favorite Patti Cake$ Acquired by Fox Searchlight

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Rachel Weisz in Trailer for Roger Michell's New Film 'My Cousin Rachel'

"How easy it must be for a woman like your cousin Rachel to twist you around her little finger..." Fox Searchlight has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming romantic drama My Cousin Rachel, adapted from Daphne Du Maurier's novel of the same name. Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Acquires Jersey Rapper Film Patti Cake$!

The tale of a poor Jersey girl seeking success as a rapper, Patti Cake$ has been acquired by Fox Searchlight Pictures for worldwide distribution. The film, by first time writer/director Geremy Jasper, stars Australian actor Danielle Macdonald as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Takes Sundance Doc Step

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The inspiring documentary hails from director and producer Amanda Lipitz The post Fox Searchlight Takes Sundance Doc Step appeared first on

Fox Searchlight Lands Hot Sundance Docu ‘Step’ North Of $4 Million

EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight has acquired world rights for north of $4 million for Step, a documentary that drew bidders like few films in that genre do. FSL not only bought the docu for distribution, but for remake rights as well. The...Show More Summary

Check Out the New Wilson Movie Trailer, Clip and More!

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Daniel Clowes' graphic novel comes to life in the Fox Searchlight release The post Check Out the New Wilson Movie Trailer, Clip and More! appeared first on

New ‘Wilson’ Trailer Gives Glimpse Of Woody Harrelson’s Fatherly Faux Pas

Craig Johnson’s Wilson makes its world premiere this Sunday, January 22, at the Sundance Film Festival, with a Fox Searchlight theatrical release March 24, but here’s a little taste. This new trailer for the Woody Harrelson-starrer lays...Show More Summary

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