Paramount nabs rights to 'Middle Men'

7:55 PM PST 02/18/2010 by Gregg Kilday, AP

Film stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Giovanni Ribisi

Paramount has snapped up distribution rights to "Middle Men," which premiered Sunday as the closing-night film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Based on a true story about the early days of the online adult entertainment business, the film is directed by George Gallo, who co-wrote it with Andy Weiss.

It stars Luke Wilson, James Caan, Giovanni Ribisi and Gabriel Macht.

The Oxymoron Entertainment/Blue Star Entertainment film was produced by Christopher Mallick, William Sherak, Jason Shuman and Michael J. Weiss.

Paramount will release "Middle Men" this year.
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