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Gore Vidal Doc ‘Best of Enemies’ Acquired by Magnolia, Participant Media

Morgan Neville film chronicles televised debates between the writer and conservative William F. Buckley

Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media have teamed up to acquire Sundance documentary “Best of Enemies,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon-directed doc, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the series of televised debates between liberal writer Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley in 1968.

The film dives deep into the two men’s biographies and examines how the debates shaped the way public discourse unfolded in the decades to come.

The deal was brokered by Submarine and WME Global.

A 2015 theatrical release is being eyed for “Best of Enemies.”