September 13, 2005

Fox Searchlight finds ‘Trust’ at Toronto

By Gregg Goldstein

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox Searchlight nabbed
writer-director Bart Freundlich's all-star comedy-drama, "Trust
the Man," in a $6 million-$7 million deal within hours of its
world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

The specialty films division of 20th Century Fox is the
"proud owner" of the absorbing relationship study, a studio
official said.

"Trust the Man" stars Freundlich's wife and longtime film
collaborator Julianne Moore as well as David Duchovny, Billy
Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhall, Eva Mendes and Ellen Barkin.

Searchlight snatched North American rights and a long list
of international territories, including France, Germany, Japan
and Mexico.

Freundlich's credits include "World Traveler" and "The Myth
of Fingerprints."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter