CBS Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ritesh Batra’s “The Sense of an Ending,” based on Julian Barnes’ award-winning bestseller of the same name. The drama boasts two heavyweight producers — David Thompson and Ed Rubin (“Woman in Gold”) — and a star-studded cast that includes Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter, Emily Mortimer, Michelle Dockery, Billy Howle and more.
The official synopsis reads: “Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.”
“‘The Sense of an Ending’ represents a perfect storm of creative talent,” said CBS Films President Terry Press. “It combines a superb cast led by the incomparable Jim Broadbent, the exceptional taste of FilmNation, BBC Films and Origin, and the beautiful talents of director Ritesh Batra whom we have been hoping to work with since audiences fell in love with ‘The Lunchbox.'”
The deal comes out of the TIFF market ahead of the festival’s opening this Thursday. Production on the drama is currently underway in London.