The Weinstein Company hasacquired North American, UK, Australian, New Zealand, and South African rightsfrom L.I.F.T. Productions to George Hickenlooper's Edie Sedgwik biopic FactoryGirl.
The picture is currently inproduction in Shreveport, Louisiana, and is being financed by L.I.F.T. andproduced by Holly Wiersma and Aaron Richard Golub.
J Malcolm Petal, Kimberly CAnderson and Morris Bart are serving as executive producers.
Sienna Miller stars in thelead as the 1960s model and Andy Warhol muse who died of a barbiburate overdosein 1971 aged 28.
Guy Pearce plays Warhol andthe cast includes Hayden Christensen, Mena Suvari and former Saturday NightLive comedian Jimmy Fallon.
"We are thrilled to bedistributing Factory Girl, which isa complex story being portrayed by an incredibly talented cast," TheWeinstein Company's executive vice president of acquisitions and co-productionsMichelle Krumm, who brought the project to the company, said. "CaptainMauzner has written a great script and we are excited to be working withdirector George Hickenlooper."
Acquisitions chief AgnesMentre and executive vice president of business and legal affairs Barry Littmannegotiated the deal with L.I.F.T. principal Petal.
Los Angeles-based Myriad Pictures holds international rights and will continue sales at Berlin next month.