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Sigourney Weaver's 9/11 Flick Sparks Bidding Frenzy

Sigourney Weaver's 9/11 Flick Sparks Bidding Frenzy

Alien star Sigourney Weaver is back in demand - a movie she made based on September 11 is at the center of a frantic bidding war between studio bosses. The screen adaptation of The Guys, based on a one-act play by Anne Nelson - commissioned by Manhattan's Flea Theater as a response to the terrorist attacks - had its gala premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on September 11 earlier this month. And the positive response has led studios to start competing for the rights to place the flick on general release. Actor Anthony LaPaglia, who plays a New York fire captain in the film, says, "My understanding is it's quite competitive right now as to who will get it." He adds of the film, "It does not exploit the people who lost their lives. It's someone trying to deal wit the loss, and someone else trying to help him. "You're not seeing the towers; you're not seeing the destruction."