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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