Laura Dern Pic ‘The Tale’ Acquired By HBO Films – Sundance

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HBO Films said today that it has acquired exclusive rights to The Tale, Jennifer Fox’s timely drama that premiered last weekend in the U.S. Dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Written and directed by Fox, it centers on Jennifer (Laura Dern), a globetrotting filmmaker and professor whose mother finds a story Jennifer wrote at age 13 depicting a "special relationship" with two adult coaches. She discovers the coded details she composed 40 years earlier are…