Sundance 2011: ‘Another Earth’ Sells; ‘Manson Girls’ Planned

Taryn ManningBecause people who don’t understand English don’t appreciate good dramatic films, Fox Searchlight purchased the rights in all English-speaking territories for Another Earth, a Sundance standout this year. The story revolves (like a planet! Go me!) around an MIT student who crashes her car into a van while trying to look out the window to see an emerging planet. The van also had one of those “baby on board” stickers and after the student gets out of jail she sets off to reconcile with the remaining members of the shattered family. William Mapother and Brit Marling star.

In other Sundance news, instead of a film screening or getting a distribution deal at the Park City fiesta, a new project was announced. Susanna Lo unveiled her plans to make Manson Girls and said that she’ll begin production this spring. The film will chronicle the female follows of cult-leader and mass murdered Charles Manson. The film will star Taryn Manning (McGarrett’s sister on Hawaii Five-O! I know that means nothing to most of you, but it mattered to me so there) and Heather Matarazzo (Princess Diaries). Considering this came up when I googled Manning, gonna go ahead and call this an awesome movie.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter & Yahoo