Arclight Films has picked upinternational rights to the all-star drama Every Word Is True which Warner Independent Pictures (WIP) is financingand distributing in North America.
Set to start shooting inJan, the film is being produced by Killer Films and is the story of thelegendary Truman Capote (to be played by British stage actor Toby Jones) andhis bizarrely close relationship with jailed convicted murderers Dick Hickockand Perry Smith, the subjects of his classic novel In Cold Blood.
Doug McGrath (Emma,Nicholas Nickleby) has written andis directing the film which features Sandra Bullock (as Harper Lee), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Peggy Lee),Sigourney Weaver, Alan Cumming, Mark Ruffalo, Ashley Judd, Kevin Kline andAnjelica Huston.
Arclight's Gary Hamiltonclosed the deal for foreign sales with WIP's Mark Gill.
Every Word Is True is one of two films coincidentally set to startshooting about Capote's relationship with Perry and Smith. The other, which isdirected by Bennett Miller (whose documentary The Cruise was a minor hit in the US) and scripted by actor DanFutterman, is called Capote andstars Philip Seymour Hoffman as the writer alongside Catherine Keener, CliftonCollins Jr, Chris Cooper and Bob Balaban. United Artists is handling domesticrights to the film which starts shooting this week.
Arclight meanwhile has afull slate of pictures on offer at AFM including the Winona Ryder-starrer Weed which reunites the star with her Heathers directorMichael Lehman, Andrew Niccol's The Lord Of War starring Nicolas Cage which is now in production,epic adventure Boewulf And Grendeldirected by Sturla Gunnarson and starring Gerard Butler, and family movie ThiefLord which will also be distributedin the US by 20th Century Fox.
Screening at the market areskateboarding drama Deck Dogz,horror movie Dead & Breakfast,serial killer thriller The Hillside Strangler, Donnie Yen actioner The Huadu Chronicles: BladeOf The Rose, actioner TheLibrarian starring Noah Wyle,Michael Radford's The Merchant Of Venice, and comedies Rice Rhapsodyand Strange Bedfellows.