CATEGORIES Comedy, Documentary, Horror, Independent, Deals, Distribution, The Weinstein Co., Weinstein Brothers, Toronto International Film Festival, Cinematical Indie, Toronto Film Festival, Movie News, CinematicalEarlier today, I was catching up on my newsfeeds and read Matt Dentler's description of the Saturday night Toronto premiere of the teen horror film All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, the audience for was chock-full of distributors. Sure enough -- not two hours later, I learned that Dimension Films, the genre arm of The Weinstein Company, acquired the film for worldwide distribution. After hearing Dentler describe the film as a slasher flick with "more than enough humor and originality in the film to keep it interesting," I'm looking forward to the opportunity to see it. (Especially since IMDb says that Texas musician Robert Earl Keen has a role.)
The Weinstein Company also bought the distribution rights to Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, which premiered at TIFF on Friday. The title evokes all kinds of bizarre possibilities, but it turns out to be a documentary about comedians (including Vince Vaughn) travelling across the U.S. on a series of stand-up comedy evenings. I didn't recognize the other comedians' names, but the "guest stars" include Peter Billingsley, whom I haven't seen onscreen since his child-actor days, and Justin Long, whom I recently saw briefly in Idiocracy.