Sundance: John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ Bought by Sony Classics

The Hollars Sundance 2016
Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

Sony Pictures Classics acquired all rights in the U.S. and Asia to John Krasinski’s drama “The Hollars” on Friday, the same day as its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

“The Hollars” is directed by Krasinski from a script by from Jim Strouse. Producers are Krasinski, Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn. Executive producers are Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse.

The cast includes Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. Krasinski plays a struggling New York City artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. When he returns, he’s  immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.

The deal was negotiated with WME Global, on behalf of the filmmakers.

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