Roadside Attractions anddistribution partner Samuel Goldwyn Films have picked up US theatrical andvideo rights to Morgan Spurlock's hot Sundanceaward-winner Super Size Me.
Spurlock won the BestDirector award in the festival's documentary section last month andearned wide popularity for the film, which charts his efforts to eat onlyMcDonalds food over the course of one artery-blocking month.
Due out in spring, SuperSize Me marks the first release fromRoadside Attractions, which was launched late last year by former UTA agentHoward Cohen and Lovely & Amazing producer Eric d'Arbeloff.
"We were hungry for adeal and Roadside and Goldwyn delivered everything we were looking for,"Spurlock, who also produced, said in a statement.
"I'm elated thaturban and suburban America will be able to see this film and after viewing it Ithink they'll begin to question their everyday dietary habits."
"My partner Ericd'Arbeloff and I are thrilled to be launching our company along with Goldwyn onthis truly amazing film," Cohen said. "Morgan is the kind offearless independent voice that brought us into the business."
"It is very difficultto create a film that is hilarious and so relevant," Samuel Goldwyn Filmspresident Meyer Gottlieb added. "Morgan Spurlock pulled this off by themouthful with his 'super size' talent."
Cinetic Media negotiated thedeal on behalf of the film-makers with Cohen and Tom Quinn, vice president ofacquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Films. Spurlock is represented by The GershAgency.