SUNDANCE: Searchlight Spends Big For ?Little Miss Sunshine?

?Little Miss Sunshine,? one of the hottest properties at Sundance, was purchased Saturday by Fox Searchlight for more than $10 million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film, starring Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Toni Collette, and Greg Kinnear and directed by first-timers Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton, tells the farcical story of a dysfunctional family that that bands together to enter the youngest daughter in a beauty pageant. This may be the richest deal in festival history; Miramax purchased ?Happy, Texas? for $10 million in 1999.

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Comments

lovelykeira

Ken Schrock

Hopefully it's worth that much, I do like Carell, Collette, and Kinnear.

Jan 22 - 10:42 AM

Flim Springfield

Robb P

Good cast. Hope it's better than "Happy, Texas" though.

Jan 22 - 10:54 PM

amamamy

First Last

[b]Hold up![/b]
Happy, Texas is a great movie!

Jan 23 - 09:45 AM

insanemansam5

Samuel Ewing

Is this even really news; both Steve Carell and Toni Collette had films in 05 that went a hundred million plus this is a slam-dunk to be a big return on investment

Jan 23 - 09:43 AM

amamamy

First Last

[b]Hold up![/b]
Happy, Texas is a great movie!

Jan 23 - 09:45 AM

cowsfan

Kevin Levan

[b]Happy, Texas[/b]
The last time $10 million was spent was on this movie and it wasn't all that great. Still this one has a great cast and right now Carrell is box office gold.

Cheers,
Kevin

Jan 23 - 02:22 PM

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