Fashion Scoops: That Seventies Show... Wooed by Fashion... Sundance Dispatch

Hilary Swank may be a high flyer in Hollywood, but the actress is yet to earn her wings. “I don’t know how to fly, but I hope to learn very shortly,” said a sinewy Swank, who was taking time out from filming “Amelia...

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Meanwhile, film acquisitions were markedly slower this year, with only a handful of deals coming through in the festival’s first five days: the documentary “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” the dramedies “Henry Poole is Here,” and “Choke” starring Luke Wilson and Sam Rockwell, respectively, and the ensemble comedy “Hamlet2.” Insiders cite the return of shrewdness on buyers’ parts rather than the news-making yet inflated deals of years past that failed to turn big box office profits. Still, some of the most marketable features, including the Amy Adams-Emily Blunt dark comedy “Sunshine Cleaning;” the coming of age pic “The Wackness” starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Olivia Thirlby with a cameo by Mary-Kate Olsen, and the genre thriller “Transsiberian” starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Kate Mara, are still in play.
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