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New Line takes Vera Drake off the table

New Line Cinema has acquired North American rights to MikeLeigh's latest film Vera Drake for apurported price tag of well over $2m. The deal was personally initiated by NewLine co-chairman and co-CEO Michael Lynne himself with the Leigh camp.It is not yet clear whether the film will be released byNew Line or its specialised division Fine Line which has notacquired a film since Cherish atSundance 2002. Fine Line had previously ...

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