"The Night Listener," starring Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin and Sandra Oh, was bought by Miramax Films Monday night for $3 million. Industry report Variety said Lionsgate and Sony Picture Classics were also vying for the film, a psychological thriller about a popular late-night radio host (Williams) who develops a relationship with a young listener (Culkin). The film is based on a novel by Armistead Maupin and was directed by Patrick Stettner.

"The Science of Sleep" also sold Monday, to Warner Independent Pictures for $6 million. The science-fiction flick was directed by Michel Gondry ("Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind") and revolves around Stephane, whose disturbing dreams are threatening his everyday life.

Word games: A Utah-based company has formed its own statistical predictions for guessing the good, the bad and the ugly of the Sundance films.

Unspam Technologies, Inc. has created www.deconstructingsundance.com, which lists predictions for this year's hits ("Flannel Pajamas," "Somebodies," "TV Junkie") and flops ("Puccini for Beginners," "small town gay bar," "Wordplay") based on words used in describing a film.

Deconstructing Sundance uses data from the last 10 years of film descriptions to determine that "Golden" words include: academic, girl and ultimately; while "Kiss of Death" words include: American, new and subtitles.

Celeb sightings: Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz, in town for "Alpha Dog," in which Timberlake stars, were spotted in the SkiHouse at the Canyons Resort and reportedly spent $35,000 on a pair of diamond and platinum sunglasses; famed photographer and filmmaker David LaChappelle, who made headlines last year when he spent the night in jail after becoming aggressive leaving nightclub Harry O's; Rosie and Kelli O'Donnell, in town for their premiere "All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise," but left town early Wednesday, skipping out on a panel on their flick at the Queer Lounge citing "scheduling conflicts"; Minnie Driver performing at the 501 Happy Hour at Levi's — she played the guitar and sang for a crowd, which included actor Timothy Hutton; and scoring free swag at The Village at the Lift were Andrew Keegan, Amber Tamblyn, Corey Feldman and "Napoleon Dynamite" star Efren Ramirez.

Concerts canceled: Festival officials canceled Wednesday and Friday concerts by Michael Penn at the Music Cafe after the unexpected death of his younger brother, actor Chris Penn, who was found dead in a Santa Monica condominium Tuesday. An autopsy is pending.