Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method” from Hanway Films.
Pic, produced by Jeremy Thomas, stars Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel. It’s currently in post.
Christopher Hampton adapted his own 2002 stage play “The Talking Cure,” based on John Kerr’s 1993 book “A Most Dangerous Method.” Story concerns the volatile love triangle between psychoanalyst Carl Jung (portrayed by Fassbender); his mentor, Sigmund Freud (played by Mortensen); and Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), the young woman who comes between them.
Sony Pictures Classics released Cronenberg’s “Spider.” It’s also handled several films produced by Jeremy Thomas including Takeshi Kitano’s “Brother,” Wim Wender’s “Don’t Come Knocking” and David Mackenzie’s “Young Adam.”
Cronenberg’s currently shooting “Cosmopolis,” based on Don DeLillo’s novel about a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. Lensing began May 23.