Fine Line Features to release John Waters's A Dirty Shame

BY Advocate.com Editors

September 20 2003 12:00 AM ET

Variety reports that Fine Line Features has secured worldwide rights to John Waters's new comedy A Dirty Shame, which stars Tracey Ullman as a convenience store owner who becomes a sex addict after suffering a concussion. The deal returns Waters to the fold of New Line Cinema, the company that released most of his films, including Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Desperate Living, Polyester, Hairspray, and Pecker. The film will also star Chris Isaak (replacing Paul Giamatti, who dropped out), Selma Blair, and Johnny Knoxville. "This is about as close to the iconoclasm of John's early films as you can get," New Line cochair and co-CEO Bob Shaye told Variety. "We're very proud and excited to have John back in the fold."

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