Sundance’s First Sale

It may be lacking in the stars department this year (see: Inauguration fever), but at least the Sundance Film Festival has seen a film sale. Last night Senator Distribution picked up North American rights to Brooklyn’s Finest, a cop drama directed by Antoine Fuqua, for less than $5 million. Senator plans to release the film, which stars Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle, in the fourth quarter of 2009 for awards consideration, Variety reports. “We went into aggressive pursuit right after Friday’s screening,” Senator president Mark Urman told the paper. Apparently, the film is still a work in progress and will be getting a new ending.