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    Tue, 09 Sep 2008 11:55:34

    Fox Searchlight Wrestles to the Finish Line - Acquires rights to The Wrestler

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    Fox Searchlight has won the bidding war for the U.S. rights to The Wrestler, the Darren Aronofsky-directed, Nicolas Cage-produced drama starring Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Fox Searchlight edged out serious competition from Overture, Senator, and Lionsgate in their quest.

    In the film, Rourke portrays a wrestler attempting to make a comeback, with Tomei playing a stripper that Rourke's character befriends. The wrestler eventually develops a friendship with her son. The movie will be released later this fall and recently won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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