The Little Rock Zoo

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Story of Charles Darwin's Film Has Been Picked Up By Newmarket

NEW YORK -- Indie distributor Newmarket is back on the acquisitions scene, picking up U.S. rights to Toronto International Film Festival opener "Creation."

Chris Ball's and Robert Fyvolent's company has sealed the deal for Jon Amiel's pic about the life of Charles Darwin, and will aim for a December release.

Paul Bettany stars as the scientist who, as depicted here, battled with others over questions of religion vs. science as he wrote his classic tome "On the Origin of Species," and also battled his own demons over the loss of a young daughter. Bettany's wife, Jennifer Connelly, stars as his onscreen spouse.

Jeremy Thomas produced the film with BBC Films and Ocean Pictures. HanWay repped the film makers in the sale.

The movie was generally well-received when it opened Toronto two weeks ago, though given its period aspects, found a slightly tougher acquisitions market.

Newmarket has a strong record as an upstart distributor, releasing such breakouts as "Memento" and "The Passion of the Christ." It has been quiet in recent years, but principals are aiming for a resurgence with the "Creation" buy.


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