Andrea Riseborough’s ‘Nancy’ Sells to Samuel Goldwyn Films

Sundance Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Andrea Riseborough’s “Nancy,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month. “Nancy” is set to get a traditional theatrical release later this year. It follows a woman who becomes convinced that she was kidnapped as a child — and when she encounters a … Read more

HBO Picks Up Israeli-Palestinian Doc ‘The Oslo Diaries’

HBO HBO has acquired all domestic television rights, including streaming, on Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan’s feature documentary “The Oslo Diaries,” the company announced Sunday. The film follows the secret 1992 negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders based on readings of the participants’ diaries from the time, interwoven with never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews … Read more

81 Sundance Portraits From TheWrap at Acura Studios With Keira Knightley, Robert Pattinson and More (Photos)

Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap at the Acura Studios Actress Chloë Sevigny, “Lizzie”  Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap at the Acura Studios “Lizzie” writer Bryce Kass, actor Denis O’Hare, director Craig William Macneill and actress Chloë Sevigny  Photographed by Irvin Rivera for TheWrap at the Acura Studios Actor Michael Shannon, “What They Had” … Read more

‘Ophelia’ Film Review: Daisy Ridley Gives Shakespeare’s Tragic Heroine a Provocative Do-Over

Sundance Film Festival We’ve had “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” and “Fortinbras Gets Drunk,” and now there’s “Ophelia,” an intelligent and gorgeous spin on Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” from the point of view of the melancholy prince’s beloved. “Hamlet” of course has its share of memorable characters — recall the bit player who claimed that the play … Read more

‘A Kid Like Jake’ Star Priyanka Chopra Says Gender Identity Story ‘Needs to be Told’ (Video)

“The world is in a place where we feel comfortable where we put everything in a box,” “A Kid Like Jake” star Priyanka Chopra told TheWrap at the Sundance Film Festival. “Everything can’t be put into a box, especially when it comes to something as relevant and as topical and as unspoken as a gender … Read more

Sundance: Every Movie Sold So Far – And It Ain’t Much

Content quality might be especially high for diverse filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, but wallets have been frozen shut when it comes to dealmaking. Indie distributors have barely moved on several buzzy titles up for acquisition, though TheWrap has exclusively reported on a few big deals and two hot bidding wars. “No one … Read more

How #MeToo Movement Set Stage for Laura Dern’s ‘The Tale’ About Child Sex Abuse (Video)

Director Jennifer Fox and the starry cast of her Sundance movie “The Tale” believe the moment is right for her disturbing drama child sexual abuse. “When we started to produce this script, which was five years ago, I mean we were way out on a limb,” director Jennifer Fox told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven in Sundance. … Read more

‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts’ Film Review: Doc Explores the Many Lives of the Actress-Activist

Sundance Film Festival “Jane Fonda in Five Acts” could easily have been a 10-hour miniseries; it would take at least two hours merely to go through each of her 50 or so film performances. As a second-generation star, an outspoken activist, an entrepreneur and feminist icon, Fonda almost seems like a living metaphor for the … Read more

Keira Knightley’s ‘Colette’ Sells to Bleecker Street and 30West

Keira Knightley’s period drama “Colette” has sold to Bleecker Street and 30West in a seven-figure deal, TheWrap has learned. In the first big deal of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the companies will team up to acquire rights to director Wash Westmoreland’s biopic of the early-20th-century French novelist best known for works like “Gigi.” The … Read more

‘Wildlife’ Review: Paul Dano’s Directorial Debut Is an Austere Portrait of a Family in Crisis

Sundance Institute Actors Paul Dano and Idris Elba both premiered their feature directing debuts on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, but it would be hard to imagine two films more dissimilar than Dano’s “Wildlife” and Elba’s “Yardie.” The latter, which TheWrap will cover separately, is a rough and violent story set in East London … Read more