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Arc Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to the family film "Standing Up." Based on Brock Cole's award-winning young adult novel "The Goats," the film was written and directed by D.J. Caruso ("Disturbia," "I Am Number Four"). "Standing Up" tells the story of an 11-year-old boy (Chandler Canterbury) and a 12-year-old girl (Annalise Basso) who are bullied by their peers at summer camp. Rather than returning to camp, the pair embarks on a three day journey where they encounter new experiences and form a unique friendship. Also starring is Val Kilmer.  "We're glad to be a part of a film that sends a positive message to young people and the community at large that we all need to come together to 'Stand Up' against bullying," said Arc Entertainment CEO Trevor Drinkwater. "This is a film with great courage and heart." The deal was brokered by Drinkwater, CAA and »

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