The Weinstein Company (TWC) is understood to have paid $3.2m for all English and French-speaking rights to Abe Sylvia’s road movie Dirty Girl following its world premiere in Toronto on Sunday .
TWC’s David Glasser, Peter Lawson, Laine Kline negotiated rights to the US, Canada, the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with WME’s Graham Taylor and Mark Ankner. Susan Jackson and international rights holder Salt were also involved in the deal.
Juno Temple stars alongside Milla Jovovich, William H Macy, Mary Steenburgen, Dwight Yoakam and newcomer Jeremy Dozier.
Sylvia’s feature directorial debut tells of a disillusioned high school girl who meets a shy closet gay student in detention and takes him on a road trip to California to find the father she never knew.
Rob Paris, Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen and Charles Pugliese produced and Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler, Ed Hart, Daniel Crown, Michael Lesser, Joan Huang, Robert Bevan, Samantha Horley and Cyril Megret served as executive producers.
iDeal Partners financed in conjunction with Hart/Lunsford Pictures, Cherry Sky, and Salt. WME Global assisted in assembling the financing.