Spencer Susser's Hesher, an f'd up fairy tale about a shirtless nihilist who encroaches upon the lives of a grieving family, has sold to Newmarket for $7 million. The movie has gotten mixed reactions -- our own Stu's was lukewarm, while I found it appealing and quite moving (I actually cried in parts, particularly some later scenes involving grandma Piper Laurie). It definitely has cult-status potential. Deadline says that Newmarket committed after seeing the reaction of a paying audience in Salt Lake City, outside of the supportive Sundance bubble. [Deadline]


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