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Focus Features has picked up the worldwide rights to The Sparks Brothers, the documentary debut from director Edgar Wright.
The doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the cult pop duo Sparks, and features archival footage as well as interviews with fans that include Beck, Flea, Neil Gaiman and Mike Meyers.
MRC Non-Fiction is behind the doc, which Wright produced with Nira Park under their company Complete Fiction Pictures, along with Laura Richardson and George Hencken.
Focus, which will distribute the picture domestically with Universal handling international, is set to release Wright’s next movie The Last Night in Soho.
Reads The Hollywood Reporter‘s Sundance review: “While The Sparks Brothers may be a bit too exhaustive for those merely seeking an introduction to the band, longtime fans will be thrilled by the deluxe treatment. The film, receiving its world premiere at Sundance, will likely add many newcomers to those ranks.”
Other Sundance non-fiction pick-ups include a record-breaking deal made for Questlove’s doc debut Summer of Soul to Fox Searchlight and Hulu, as well as All Light, Everywhere to Neon’s Super Ltd.
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