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Fox Shuts Down Atomic Label

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Variety is reporting that Twentieth Century Fox is closing the short-lived production label Fox Atomic. Founded in 2007 by Peter Rice, the label was intended to develop comedy and genre films. Atomic exec Debbie Liebling will return to Twentieth Century Fox; the future of Atomic’s other executives will be decided next week. The label — which released such such projects as The Rocker, The Comebacks, and 28 Weeks Later — has had few commercial successes. It has two high-profile films out later this year: high-school comedy I Love You Beth Cooper (due July 10) and the horror movie Jennifer’s Body (due Sept. 18).

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