Entertainment One Takes World Rights to 'Freezing People Is Easy'

6:52 AM PST 05/08/2012 by Etan Vlessing
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The Canadian distributor will launch Errol Morris' dark comedy, which stars Paul Rudd and Kristen Wiig, in Cannes.

TORONTO -- Entertainment One Films International has grabbed the international sales rights to director Errol Morris’ dark comedy Freezing People Is Easy.

Toronto-based Entertainment One acquired the worldwide rights in all media, excluding North America, to the Oscar-winning documentary maker's film starring Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Kristen Wiig.

The Canadian distributor will launch the project in Cannes.

Inspired by the Bob Nelson memoir We Froze the First Man and an episode of This American Life, Freezing People portrays the true story a Los Angeles TV repairman (Rudd) who attempts to pioneer the field of life-extension through a new technology called cryonics.

Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) wrote the screenplay.

The film is produced by Steven Zaillian and Garrett Basch at Film Rites, along with This American Life’s Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Charlotte Mickie and Christina Kubacki for eOne Films International and WME Global.

WME Global and UTA are co-repping North American rights to the film.

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