Sunday, January 21, 2007

Grace Is Gone To The Brothers Grim

The Hollywood Reporter sez: James Strouse's Grace is Gone has been snapped up by the Weinsteins at Sundance. The film stars John Cusack as the widowed husband of a soldier in the Iraq war. Strouse was the screenwriter of Steve Buscemi's Lonesome Jim - which, oddly, features one of my former students in a tiny role.

While nobody has reported how much the Weinsteins shelled out but the film cost less than 5 million dollars, so it's bound to turn a profit on Cusack's rep alone.

Apparently, negotiations went on until 4.30am on Sunday morning with Fox Searchlight and Sony Picture Classics reps staying up late too, to no avail.

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