The studio has also come on board to co-finance with Annapurna Pictures chief Megan Ellison, whose Panorama Media is handling international sales on Bennett Miller’s Moneyball follow-up.
Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave and Anthony Michael Hall star in the true story of multimillionaire schizophrenic John du Pont who killed Olympic wrestler David Schultz.
Dan Futterman and E Max Frye wrote the screenplay and Ellison is producing with Anthony Bregman and Miller. The film is set to open in autumn 2013.
Columbia’s Andrew Gumpert and Michael Marshall negotiated the deal with Panorama Media.