Tuesday, February 26, 2008

"Sunshine Cleaning" may change title

Sundance pic "Sunshine Cleaning," deemed a tough sell for its gory subject matter, has been picked up by Overture Films. A source close to the deal said the amount was approximately $2 million.

Helmed by Christine Jeffs ("Rain," "Sylvia"), pic stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters who earn their keep as a cleaning team who mop up crime scenes. Scripted by Megan Holley, drama also stars Alan Arkin, Steve Zahn and Clifton Collins Jr.

The film was hard sell at Sundance because the filmmakers were trying to recoup their cost, which insiders say was around $7 million. And some distribs were concerned that the family comedy-drama's title and the casting of Alan Arkin would promote too much comparison to "Little Miss Sunshine."

"It was a movie that we wanted to buy it just took us awhile to work out the deal," Overture's prexy Chris McGurk said.

Overture is considering changing the title but plans to release the pic in the fourth quarter of this year or first of next year.

"You got two extremely talented actors who are rising stars and are at the center of this movie," McGurk said. "We have to be careful we're not stepping on their other movies or vice versa."

Source: Variety


Cynthia said...

Yay! I'm really excited about this movie. Too bad it's going to take so long to be released.

Stephany said...

I'm dying to see this movie because the plot is very intriguing and Emily Blunt is also an excellent actress.