News on two, two, two acquisitions for you, you, you:
- Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions picked up Emperor, their fourth joint acquisition out of TIFF this year. (The first three were Thanks for Sharing, Imogene, and Much Ado About Nothing.) Tommy Lee Jones and Matthew Fox star as the generals who led the investigation into whether to charge Emperor Hirohito for war crimes following World War II. Eriko Hatsune and Toshiyuki Nishida co-star.
- Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American rights to Saudi writer/director Haifaa Al-Mansour‘s Wadjda. The story centers on a 10-year-old girl enters her school’s Koran recitation competition to win enough money to buy a bike. SPC will release Wadjda in 2013.
Hit the jump for more on both projects.