New York, NY (January 29, 2016) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in the US and Asia to John Krasinski’s THE HOLLARS. Directed by Krasinski (BRIEF INTERVIEWS WITH HIDEOUS MEN) with a script from Jim Strouse (PEOPLE PLACES THINGS), the film is premiering tonight at the Sundance Film Festival.
Produced by Krasinski, Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn and executive produced by Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse, THE HOLLARS is made up of an all-star cast which includes John Krasinski, Emmy Award® winner Margo Martindale, Academy Award® nominee Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Academy Award® nominee Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Randall Park.
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.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a partner like Sony Pictures Classics. To have THE HOLLARS join their long list of impressive films is a true honor,” said John Krasinski.
The deal was negotiated with WME Global, on behalf of the filmmakers.
About Sony Pictures Classics
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world. Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 32 Academy Awards® (28 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 159 Academy Award® nominations (133 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.
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