'My Idiot Brother' Star Talks Sundance's Biggest Sale

Emily Mortimer gets happy with her new movie, co-starring Zooey Deschanel, Paul Rudd, and Elizabeth Banks.

So far the biggest movie deal at Sundance is the $6 million Harvey Weinstein paid for Jesse Peretz’s comedy My Idiot Brother. The deal happened hours after the film premiered, and the filmmakers and cast have been swooning around the festival every since, understandably pleased.“It feels so good, and it’s not something that I’m used to at all,” Emily Mortimer, who stars in the film, said on Monday afternoon, sitting in a media lounge swarming with publicists in skinny jeans and tall boots, who could periodically be heard cooing over the starlets waltzing in and out. (“Ooh, she looks so cute,” whispered one upon sighting Zooey Deschanel, who also stars in My Idiot Brother).

“I’m not generally in these types of movies at festivals,” Mortimer continued, as she sat perched upright on a wooden chair, decked out in a classy-chic ensemble of woolen turtleneck, navy blazer, and gold hoop earrings. “I’m generally in, sort of, slightly more problematic films, or less audience-pleasing films.”

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