For squirrely long-range Oscar forecasting, it’s wise to note what nuts the Weinsteins are storing for awards season.
The Weinstein Company has acquired U.S. distribution rights to The Company Men, the John Wells-directed drama. With a cast that includes Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones and Maria Bello, the corporate downsizing drama was one of the highest profile films to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January. (Deadline.com)
Other significant Weinstein Co acquisitions for 2010: