Maybe the answer is that co-presidents Nancy Utley and Steve Gilula are gluttons for punishment. Because I don’t understand why Fox Searchlight is staying in the Hilary Swank biz, especially after last year’s Amelia was such a total loser at the box office. Only $14.2M — despite an expensive marketing campaign that included a cheezy coffee table book about the movie. And the specialty division’s Boys Don’t Cry was way back in 1999. Yet they’ve just bought North American and some international rights for Tony Goldwyn’s Swank-starring Betty Anne Waters whose storyline is about a sister who proves her imprisoned brother’s innocence. Go figure.
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