The final wave of Sundance acquisitions continues as Sony Pictures Classics picks up distribution rights in the U.S. and Asia to John Krasinski’s family drama "The Hollars." The film is Krasinski's second feature after 2009's "Brief Interviews With Hideous Men." Jim C. Strouse, the writer-director of "People Places Things," wrote the screenplay.
The official synopsis reads: "The film follows John Hollar (Krasinski), a struggling NYC artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is 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 movie's all-star ensemble includes Krasinksi, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park.
The deal was negotiated with WME Global, on behalf of the filmmakers. No release date has been set.