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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires TIFF Breakout ‘Maggie’s Plan’

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires TIFF Breakout 'Maggie's Plan'

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Based on the favorable response to Rebecca Miller’s “Maggie’s Plan,” particularly the praise for the trio of lead performances by Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and a Dutch-accented Julianne Moore, it was only a matter of time until a distributor snagged the film for American distribution. Enter Sony Pictures Classics, who has acquired U.S. and some international distribution rights to the film.

The movie centers around a love triangle between a Brooklyn woman (Gerwig) who is debating being a single parent, a married college professor (Hawke) and his eccentric critical-theorist wife (Moore). Miller wrote and directed the picture, while also serving as producer alongside Rachael Horovitz and Damon Cardasis.

“With ‘Maggie’s Plan,’ writer-director Rebecca Miller has done the impossible,” said Sony Pictures Classics in a statement. “She has created a totally relatable world that is both fresh and new.  The screenplay is surprising and precise, a warm human comedy. The performances are spectacular.  It is our good fortune to be working with Rebecca, producers Rachael and Damon and once again with Greta, Ethan, and Julie.”

“Maggie’s Plan” premiered at the Toronto International Film festival and will next stop at the New York Film Festival. No release date has been set.

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