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Weinsteins confirm Macbeth deal

23 October 2013 4:34 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The Weinstein Company has confirmed its acquisition of North American rights from StudioCanal to Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth, previously reported on Screendaily.

Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard will star in the age-old drama about political ambition.

See-Saw FilmsIain Canning and Emile Sherman are producing and StudioCanal is the financier and handles international sales.

Film4 developed and is partnering on the project. Jacob Koskoff and Todd Louiso adapted the screenplay from Shakespeare’s original.

Strand Releasing has acquired select rights to Andrew Muscato’s Schooled: The Price Of College Sports, described as “a comprehensive look at the business, history and culture of big-time college football and basketball in America.”

The film is an adaptation of The Cartel by Pulitzer Prize Winning Civil Rights scholar Taylor Branch and his October 2011 article in The Atlantic, The Shame Of College Sports.Muscato closed the deal with Strand’s Jon Gerrans. »

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