‘Big Sur’: Ketchup Dives into Jack Kerouac Adaptation (EXCLUSIVE)

Barr, Bosworth, Lucas, Mitchell star

Ketchup Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Michael Polish’s “Big Sur,” starring Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Radha Mitchell and Anthony Edwards.

Five-year-old Ketchup made the announcement at Cannes.

The film, produced by Orian Williams and 3311 Productions, is scheduled for release theatrically in the fall.  Ketchup will partner with ARC Entertainment on ancillaries.

“Big Sur” is Polish’s adaptation of the 1962 Jack Kerouac novel of the same name. It follows the author, named Jack Duluoz and portrayed by Barr, on three brief trips to Big Sur when he is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public and battling advanced alcoholism.

The deal was negotiated by Ketchup Entertainment’s Gareth West and Stephen Stanley with WME Global.

Ketchup announced last week that it had acquired U.S. rights to Annette Haywood-Carter’s historical drama “Savannah,” starring Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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