no hope in/of selling

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    You're welcome to quote the entire sentence: One veteran studio marketer, who would speak only anonymously because he has ties to Lionsgate, said he saw almost no hope in selling it to a broad audience.

    Before I read the story, I was creating an answer based on the subtle differences between "no hope in" and "no hope of" -- but after reading it, I think the person meant "no hope of selling it." For my AE ear, it's a mistake.
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