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Lifetime acquires cable rights of three Sony films

MUMBAI: Lifetime Networks has acquired exclusive basic cable rights to three Sony pics: the drama Obsessed, The Ugly Truth and Julie & Julia. The three films are slated for a TV premiere two years later in 2011 on Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network.

Though the details on the deal were not disclosed, the license fee for these films is expected to land in the $20 million-$30 million range depending on the final tally for Truth and Julia.


Julia that stars Meryl Streep is expecting a $20 million opening weekend.


While Truth has grossed $60 million to date, Obsessed amassed $68.3 million in its box-office run.


Interestingly, Lifetime also has a library of female-oriented features that include Bridget Jones‘s Diary, Bend It Like Beckham, Because I Said So, Beauty Shop, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and You‘ve Got Mail.

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