'Kid' in Sony Classics picture


PARK CITY -- Sony Pictures Classics picked up worldwide rights to the art world docu-mystery "My Kid Could Paint That" for $1.85 million.

Amir Bar-Lev's first feature follows four-year-old art world darling Marla Olmstead, who gained acclaim and more than $300,000 in sales before a "60 Minutes" profile questioned whether her work was an elaborate hoax.

The low-budget docu had been the subject of much pre-fest buzz and interest.

SPC completed the deal around the time of its first screening at the Prospector Square Theatre early Sunday.

The film was produced by Bar-Lev and executive produced by John Battsek. Andrew Ruhemann served as co-executive producer and Stephen Dunn as co-producer.

Submarine and CAA repped the project.

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