Back to IndieWire

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires John Krasinski’s Sundance Drama ‘The Hollars’

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires John Krasinski's Sundance Drama 'The Hollars'

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.

READ MORE: Sundance: Why ‘The Hollars’ Director and Star John Krasinski Doesn’t Mind If You Call His Film ‘Sundance-y’

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.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a partner like Sony Pictures Classics,” said Krasinski in an official statement. “To have ‘The Hollars’ join their long list of impressive films is a true honor.”
The deal was negotiated with WME Global, on behalf of the filmmakers. No release date has been set.

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox