Agnes Mentre, head of acquisitions for The Weinstein Company, has on Monday Jan 23rd at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah announced that the company has acquired the rights to "Factory Girl" from L.I.F.T. Productions. Hence, all rights in North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are in the hand of Weinstein.
"Factory Girl" is the Edie Sedgwick biopic which is directed by George Hickenlooper. It among other stars Sienna Miller, Hayden Christensen, Guy Pearce, Mena Suvari and Jimmy Fallon. The movie, which is categorized as drama genre, reportedly is in production in Shreveport, Louisiana. Will serve as producers are Holly Wiersma and Aaron Richard, while J. Malcolm Petal, Kimberly C. Anderson, Morris Bart, and Simon Monjack will serve as executive producers.
As of the story "Factory Girl" follows a beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Harvard in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young, artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality.