Toronto 2012: Millennium Nabs Julianne Moore's 'What Maisie Knew'

9:54 AM PST 09/12/2012 by Tatiana Siegel

The drama about a bitter custody battle also stars Steve Coogan and Alexander Skarsgard.

Millennium Entertainment has inked a domestic distribution deal for the drama What Maisie Knew.

The film, which stars Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan as the parents of titular Maisie, was acquired for $2 million five days after first screening for buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, Maisie delves into the effect of a bitter divorce on the couple's 6-year-old daughter. Alexander Skarsgard also stars.

Despite strong reviews, the film's heavy subject matter may have tamped interest in the drama. Still, the deal marks one of only a handful of significant acquisitions thus far as the festival begins to wind down.

Nancy Doyne and Carroll Cartwright wrote the screenplay.

WME and Cinetic repped the filmmakers.

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