Fox Searchlight gets 'Trust the Man'

Sept. 13, 2005 at 4:46 PM

TORONTO, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Fox Searchlight grabbed distribution rights to writer/director Bart Freundlich's "Trust the Man" within hours of its screening at the Toronto Film Festival.

The studio paid an estimated $6 million to $7 million for a all-star dramedy Monday, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.

The film stars Freudlich's real-life partner and collaborator Julianne Moore along with David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhall, Eva Mendes and Ellen Barkin.

Searchlight got North American rights plus a long list of international territories, including Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Benelux, China, Columbia, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany and Taiwan.

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