Toronto 2010: Focus buys Mike Mills' 'Beginners'
The movie, from the director of the indie darling "Thumbsucker," looks at the crucible faced by a man (Ewan McGregor) after his 71-year-old father comes out of the closet. The deal continues a flood of acquisitions at Toronto, which has seen nearly every specialty and independent distributor get in on the action.
Among the films acquired in recent days are the Rainn Wilson-starrer "Super," the Nicole Kidman-led drama "Rabbit Hole" and Robert Redford's period morality play, "The Conspirator."
Focus had come to Toronto with the off-kilter coming-of-age take "It's Kind of a Funny Story," directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden and starring Zach Galifianakis, but had not previously picked up a film.
-- Steven Zeitchik
Photo: 'Beginners.' Credit: Northwood Prods.
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