Mike Fleming

BREAKING: In what I’m told is a low seven-figure minimum guarantee, Sundance Selects acquired North American and Latin American rights to Alexandre Moors’ debut feature Blue Caprice, which debuted at Sundance last January.

Pic stars Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Joey Lauren Adams, Tim Blake Nelson and Leo Fitzpatrick. It tells the story about an abandoned boy (Richmond) adopted by a dangerous father figure (Washington), who brings the youth into the horrific Beltway sniper attacks that terrorized the Baltimore and D.C. region. Story is told from the point of view of the two killers, whose distorted father-son relationship facilitated their long and bloody journey across America.

Script is by R.F.I. Porto, and the film’s produced by Isen Robbins, Aimee Schoof, Ron Simons, Stephen Tedeschi, Brian O’Carroll, Kim Jackson and Will Rowbotham. The film will open Film Society of Lincoln Center and MOMA’s 2013 New Directors/New Films Festival,

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Alexandre Moors has made one of the most distinct and haunting American independent films of the year featuring unforgettable performances by Isaiah Washington and Tequan Richmond.”

Arianna Bocco and Jeff Deutchman made the deal with John Sloss and Dana O’Keefe at Cinetic Media.