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$10 Mil Sundance Sale | 'Deep Throat' at Sundance | Sundance Parties$10 Mil Sundance Sale Sets RecordCraig Brewer 's third feature film, "Hustle & Flow," was sold to Paramount Pictures on Saturday night for $10 million.It's a record sale for a feature debuting at the Sundance Film Festival, and even more earth-shattering when you consider that the total deal came to $15 million (including development of two more features) for producer/director John Singleton 's production company."Hustle & Flow" concerns a Memphis pimp ( Terrence Dashon Howard ) who's having a midlife crisis and wants to become a rapper. It co-stars DJ Qualls , Taryn Manning and real-life rapper Ludacris .Paramount's new chief, Brad Grey , OK'd the sale when he was awakened in the middle of the night Saturday night. Putting such big bucks into an indie film is a sign that Grey is going to reinvent moribund Paramount as an exciting new studio.Grey and his minions are also said to have an eye on another Sundance indie, "...

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