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Fox Aims Searchlight at The Wrestler

Published September 8, 2008 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety, TrailerAddict
No boos for Darren Aronofsky this time around. After showing (off) The Wrester at this year's Toronto International Film Festival, not only did the director find some praise but also a buyer. According to Anne Thompson, Fox Searchlight came out on top after an "intense all-night bidding war."

The Wrestler Acquired


Fox Searchlight was up against Lionsgate, Overture, TWC and Sony. There could have been even more competition for the pic, but buyers who didn't get in fast enough were told they were too late to enter the fray.

Wild Bunch, who financed the film, ran the negotiations. To get an idea of what people were bidding for, take a look at some videos below.


The Wrestler @ TIFFThe Wrestler





The Wrestler will be released some time in 2008.

For more movie info, go to the The Wrestler Movie Page.

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