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Sundance 2012: Image Entertainment Herds 'Goats'

The indie company has acquired North American rights to the comedy starring David Duchovny and Vera Farmiga.

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Image Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the comedy Goats, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The indie distributor plans a theatrical release in the spring.

David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Ty Burrell, Justin Kirk, Graham Phillips and Dakota Johnson star in the story of a fifteen-year-old boy who leaves his luxurious home in Tucson to enroll at an East Coast prep school as he must deal with his eccentric New Age family. Christopher Neil directed a screenplay written by Mark Jude Poirier based on his novel.

Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Eric Kopeloff and Shannon Lail produced.

Goats is a humorous and heartfelt comedy featuring a great cast,” said Image Entertainment acquisitions exec Bill Bromiley. “I am sure that audiences will really enjoy David Duchonvy’s performance as the Goat Man.”

WME Global and Cinetic Media repped the sale for the filmmakers.

Image picked up and released the horror film The Violent Kind, which had its premiere at the 2010 Sundance fest. It also released Passion Play in 2011.

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