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Focus Showing Vinterberg 'Love'

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NEW YORK -- Focus Features is sealing a deal to acquire Thomas Vinterberg's sci-fi thriller "It's All About Love," starring Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes and Sean Penn, sources said.

Set in 2021, the film -- which had its premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival -- follows John (Phoenix), who stops off in New York to see his estranged wife, Elena (Danes), a famous ice skater, to sign their final divorce papers. When Elena asks John to stay over a day, he realizes that mysterious events and ominous people hover around her and that she might be in danger.

Vinterberg penned the screenplay with Mogens Rukov. Birgitte Hald served as producer, with Lars Bredo Rahbek, Bo Ehrhardt, Paul Webster and Peter Asbaek Jensen executive producing.

One of the founders of the influential Dogme 95 movement, Vinterberg's credits include the critically acclaimed "The Celebration." Focus, Vivendi Universal's specialty film arm, is headed by James Schamus and David Linde. The filmmakers were repped by ICM.

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