We knew it was going to happen, but Tom Ford's A Single Man, which I've been harping about for the last four days incessantly, has been sold to The Weinstein Company in the festival's first seven-figure deal since opening Thursday.
You know what this means -- A Single Man is a sure-fire Oscar contender, and Colin Firth just put himself squarely in the Best Actor race.
"The Weinsteins, of course, are famous for their awards maneuvering, so “Single” could be a good match. TWC plans to release the pic in a limited run to qualify it for the Academy Awards. Pic will then go out wider in early 2010."
There's just something about the gloomy, skinny-tie Mad Men-vibe in the trailer for A Single Man that has me giddy and panting to see it. Congrats to fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford for scoring a winner in his debut, it's nice to see.