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SXSW 2012: Sony and Scott Rudin Acquire Remake Rights to 'Brooklyn Castle'

Director Katie Dellamaggiore, whose documentary had its world premiere Sunday, March 11, announced the acquisition from the stage at the Q&A after the film’s second screening Monday.

SXSW Brooklyn Castle Poster - P 2012

Sony Pictures and producer Scott Rudin have partnered to acquire remake rights to the Spotlight documentary Brooklyn Castle at the SXSW Film Festival. The film had its world premiere Sunday, March 11. Director Katie Dellamaggiore announced the acquisition from the stage at the Q&A after the film’s second screening Monday.

SXSW EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Clip From 'Brooklyn Castle' Documentary

The film tracks an inner-city junior high school's champion chess team as it struggles through budget cuts and the recession. After the Sunday screening, the filmmakers held "Chess in the Square: The Brooklyn Castle Premiere Party & Chess Event."

The Hollywood Reporter posted an exclusive clip from the film last week.