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BERLIN -- British entertainment shingle Momentum Pictures has acquired all U.K. rights to the hot Sundance title Hamlet 2, in one of the first big deals of the festival.
The agreement was completed with Universal-based Focus Features, which acquired worldwide rights to the film in January in Park City for a reported $10 million. Focus is selling the picture here in Berlin.
The high school satire centers on American drama teacher Dana Marszh (Steve Coogan), a guy who spends his time name-dropping about time spent on the Mrs. Doubtfire set in a desperate attempt to impress his students. Meanwhile, his marriage to wife, Brie (Catharine Keener), is crumbling away.
The film was directed by Andrew Fleming (Nancy Drew) and co-written by Fleming and Pam Brady, whose credits include South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut and Hot Rod. Momentum also has acquired Hard Candy helmer David Slade's Unthinkable from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which also concluded sales on the title to Russia's Top Films.
Unthinkable centers on the interrogation of a man who knows the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.
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