Three late sales at Sundance fest


A trio of sales went down as the Sundance Film Festival wrapped in Park City.

The Ashton Kutcher-Anne Heche romantic dramedy "Spread" concluded a deal Friday after five days of negotiations as Overture sister company Anchor Bay bought the movie for an estimated $3.5 million. Anchor Bay plans a theatrical release to complement its DVD rollout. CAA and Endeavor repped the filmmakers.

Sony Pictures Classics picked up "Moon," Duncan Jones' thriller about a man stranded on the moon, which played in the Premieres section. It marks the unit's third buy of a pic that played Sundance this year.

And Saturday night, boutique distributor Arthouse Films snapped up the doc "Art & Copy," described as a real-life "Mad Men" that traces Madison Avenue's creative revolution during the 1960s.

The sales bring to nearly a dozen the number of pics whose rights sold at Sundance.

Among the touted titles still in play as the fest wound down were Jim Carrey starrer "I Love You Phillip Morris," multiple award winner "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire," immigrant tale "Amreeka" and the Charlyne Yi-Michael Cera quasi-doc "Paper Heart."