All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006): Jonathan Levine’s Debut

The Weinstein Co. made two major buys, scooping up all rights to “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show” and horror picture “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.”

Both will get theatrical releases, the latter on the firm’s Dimension label.

Price for “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane” was estimated between $3 million and $4 million, while “Vaughn” was pegged at a less than $3 million.

The move reunites Vaughn with the Weinsteins, who distributed thesp’s career-making “Swingers” ten years ago. Harvey Weinstein and Michael Cole conducted the deal for TWC, while Debbie Klein represented Vaughn.

Vaughn attracted huge interest over the weekend; after his Friday screening, distribs mobbed producers, and the actor met with acquisition execs. The movie follows the personal and professional lives of a number of lesser-known standups, with Vaughn as a kind of Greek chorus narrating his take on the biz.

“Mandy Lane” is the debut of Jonathan Levine and the first picure produced and financed by Occupant Films, a shingle started two years ago by three recent grads of USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. Picture was made on a six-figure budget.

Occupant partner and “Lane” producer Felipe Marino said the deal with the Weinsteins was reached in the early morning hours following pic’s midnight screening. “It pretty much happened immediately as soon as the movie screened, and they were pretty aggressive,” he said.