Focus Features Buys Zach Braff’s ‘Wish I Was Here’

By Will Ashton

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After making its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend, Zach Braff’s sophomore directorial effort Wish I Was Here was acquired by Focus Features.

The company beat out Lionsgate and CBS Films in the auction, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The deal was for $2.75 million and includes a theatrical commitment of around 600 theaters. Some international territories are included in the package as well.

This marks the first major acquisition from Focus Features since they bought out FilmDistrict in the fall. The studio is preparing to move away from artsy films and into more mainstream releases.

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