Sundance: Is ‘Fruitvale’ This Year’s ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’? 7-Figure Auction To Be Decided Monday Morning

EXCLUSIVE: Fruitvale, the Ryan Coogler-directed drama about the last day in the life of 22-yearold Oscar Grant before he was killed in a case that galvanized protests against police brutality in Oakland, is at the center of a multi-distributor auction that will be wrapped up first thing Monday morning at Sundance. I’m hearing that the deal will be worth just north of a $2 million minimum guarantee with commitments for screen commitments and a theatrical release, with P&A. The suitors in the mix at this late hour are led by The Weinstein Company and Fox Searchlight, with Paramount Pictures and Focus Features in the mix. (more…)

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