Fox Searchlight has confirmed its deal for the US and multiple territories to Sundance hit Brooklyn, while Magnolia has swooped on Best Of Enemies and Sundance Selects buys City Of Gold.


John Crowley directed Brooklyn and the highly regarded romance stars Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Emory Cohen, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters in the story of a young Irish immigrant in 1950s New York.

Nick Hornby adapted the screenplay from Colm Toibin’s acclaimed novel.  Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey produced.

Fox Searchlight negotiated the deal with HanWay Films and CAA and plans a release this year for the potential awards contender.

  • Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media have acquired world rights to the documentary Best Of Enemies, chronicling the intellectual rivalry between Gore Vidal and William F Buckley. WME Global and Submarine represented the film-makers.

  • Sundance Selects has moved on North American rights to Laura Gabbert’s US Documentary Competition selection City Of Gold. The film follows food critic Jonathan Gold on a culinary trawl of ethnic food spots in Los Angeles. Submarine represented the film-makers in the deal.

  • Focus World has acquired US and UK rights to Jon Watts’ Park City At Midnight selection Cop Car starring Kevin Bacon, following a deal with CAA. The distributor plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release on a date to be confirmed in the US. Stablemate UPHE Content Group will distribute in the UK.