Silver City: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Newmarket Films has sealed a deal to acquire North American distribution rights to indie auteur John Sayles' political satire "Silver City."

"City" stars Maria Bello, Thora Birch, Chris Cooper, Richard Dreyfuss, Daryl Hannah, Danny Houston, Kris Kristofferson, Mary Kay Place and Tim Roth.

Set in Colorado during a state gubernatorial race, the film follows a grammatically challenged, born-again candidate who is the scion of a formidable right-wing political dynasty. The candidate is in the midst of fumbling his way toward elected office when an unexplained corpse emerges to threaten his campaign, his family's empire and the special interest groups that pull his strings.

Brian B.