Empty'Sixty Six' scores late
Two years after unspooling on U.K. screens, Working Title's "Sixty Six" is headed to the U.S. Gary Rubin's First Independent Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the soccer/bar mitzvah comedy, which is directed by Paul Weiland ("Made of Honor") and stars Helena Bonham Carter as the mother of an English boy whose bar mitzvah conflicts with the 1966 World Cup finals, in which England is playing. FIP will put the movie in limited release in New York and Los Angeles in August and roll it out after that. ICM repped the filmmakers.
An affair to remember
French superagent-turned-producer Dominique Besnehard has snagged the literary adaptation rights to Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing's "The Grandmothers." Besnehard's shingle, Mon Voisin Prods., is producing the English-language drama, which will be directed by Anne Fontaine and co-star Nathalie Baye. "Grandmothers" is the story of two fiftysomething women, each of whom is having an affair with the other's son.
more visas for 'Visitor'
Tom McCarthy's "The Visitor" is traveling abroad, having secured distribution in Spain, Greece and the Middle East in deals struck by Germany and U.K.-based sales and distribution company K5 International.