Why is Little Miss Sunshine stuck in Limbo for more than half a decade?

It was fairly easy to convince the married duo of Dayton and Faris to sign on to the project when they read the script. In one The New York Times In an interview published at the 2006 premiere of “Little Miss Sunshine” at Sundance, the directors explained why making their first feature film was an obvious choice. “This movie really strikes a chord,” says Faris. “We feel like it was written for us.”

While that win is certainly welcome, it doesn’t guarantee that the film will magically receive its full financial support. That didn’t happen until producer Marc Turtletaub, who was transitioning into film production after serving as CEO of The Money Store, bought the rights to the script for $150,000. Reportedly, Turtletaub helped recommend the film to several studios, but all turned them down, until they came to USA Films. Again, a situation worth celebrating, but then the question of how to find movie stars to feature in their little indie movie.

Before the “Little Miss Sunshine” team could think about casting, however, they had to get through a major production shake-up. Universal, the parent company of USA Films, merged with General Electric’s NBC company to create NBCUniversal. This acquisition resulted in USA Films being renamed Spotlight Features and with this new image came some new decisions. In the same interview with the New York Times, directors Faris and Dayton explained that Focus decided to cancel their sponsorship of “Little Miss Sunshine” in August 2004.

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