FilmNation Entertainment has acquired the international rights to writer-director Jeff Nichols’ “Take Shelter,” which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival last month, Sony Pictures Classics picked up North American, Latin American, Australian and New Zealand rights to the film prior to its Park City premiere.
FilmNation will be handling international sales in all territories (excluding North America, Latin America, Australia, and New Zealand) and in an early sale, Ad Vitam has come on board to distribute in France.
The film centers on Curtis (Shannon), who lives in a small town in Ohio with his wife, Samantha (Chastain), and daughter, a six-year-old deaf girl. When Curtis begins to have startling dreams, he keeps the visions to himself, channeling his anxiety into obsessively building a storm shelter in his backyard. His seemingly inexplicable behavior concerns and confounds those closest to him, but the resulting strain on his marriage and tension within his community can’t compare with Curtis’s privately held fear of what his dreams may truly signify.
FilmNation Entertainment founder and CEO Glen Basner commented in a statement: “This is a powerful film by a remarkable filmmaker, and we’re thrilled to have it on our sales slate.”