A third Oscar statuette might be headed Sally Field’s way when her Sundance hit “Hello, My Name is Doris” is released by its domestic distributor, Roadside Attractions.
Roadside is set to acquire Field’s comedy for $1.75 million, making it the biggest deal to come out of this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film will be released internationally by Sony.
“Doris” centers on a 70-year-old woman (the 68-year-old Field) who develops an obsessive crush on a much-younger colleague (Max Greenfield from TV’s “New Girl”).
Roadside Attraction’s co-president Howard Cohen commented, “Sally Field creates a totally original character. We think the film will work for both the older audience and a hip, young audience. It’s so great to see Sally with a full-blown leading role, and you remember how much she is a beloved national treasure film actress as well as a two-time best actress Oscar winner.”
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until 2016 to watch “Doris.”