First Independent takes 'Sixty Six' for U.S.

Soccer comedy stars Helena Bonham Carter

CANNES -- Gary Rubin's First Independent Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to "Sixty Six," a soccer bar mitzvah comedy from Working Title.

The movie is directed by "Made of Honor" helmer Paul Weiland and stars Helena Bonham Carter as the mother of a boy whose bar mitzvah conflicts with the 1966 World Cup finals, in which England is playing.

The film was released in the U.K. in 2006; First Independent will put the movie in limited release in New York and Los Angeles in early August and roll it out after that. ICM repped the filmmakers.
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