Fox Searchlight has proven to be one of the most active distributors at the Sundance Film Festival by acquiring its fourth title, Another Earth.
Mike Cahill directed the drama from a script he co-wrote with star Brit Marling. The story centers on Brit Marling's character, an ambitious MIT astrophysics student who kills a man's family in a car accident after she leaned out of the car window to take a look at a newly-discovered planet. She spends four years in jail and then decides to visit the widowed husband and father.
Fox Searchlight acquired the project in a 24-hour auction immediately Another Earth's Monday night premiere. Focus Features and The Weinstein Company were also bidding on rights to the movie.