BVT sells 'Invincible' rights to FX

By Kimberly Nordyke
The Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2006

FX has bought exclusive cable rights to the feature film "Invincible" from Buena Vista Television. An FX spokesman confirmed the deal but declined comment on the terms of the agreement. Because of the Yom Kippur holiday, no one was available to confirm or deny at BVT. Sources said the four-year deal will see FX pay 10%-12% of domestic boxoffice for the Buena Vista Pictures title, which has earned $56.3 million in North American theaters since its Aug. 25 release through this past weekend.

The PG-rated "Invincible," based on a true story, stars Mark Wahlberg as regular guy-turned-football pro Vince Papale and Greg Kinnear as former Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil.