Duo finalize acquistion of Sundance pic
Apparition and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group have finalized their acquisition of Kristen Stewart-James Gandolfini starrer “Welcome to the Rileys,” which bowed at Sundance.A seven-figure deal for North American rights closed Friday. Jake Scott-helmed drama was produced by his father, Ridley, and uncle Tony’s shingle Scott Free, and penned by Ken Hixon. Story revolves around a couple, played by Gandolfini and Melissa Leo, whose marriage is on the rocks when the husband meets a young prostitute, played by Stewart, on a business trip to New Orleans. He extends his stay to help her, as his wife finds a way back to him. Apparition plans a fall release. Sony will handle all domestic ancillaries. Jake Scott previously directed British action comedy “Plunkett and Macleane” and numerous musicvids. Producers include the Scott brothers, Scott Free’s Michael Costigan, financiers Giovanni Agnelli and Scott Bloom of Argonaut Pictures, and Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch. UTA repped the sale. UTA repped the sale.