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31 Jan ‘The Father’ Director Florian Zeller On Adapting His Award-Winning Play For The Screen — Sundance Studio

The first feature from writer/director Florian Zeller, The Father began its life as an award-winning play. “I wrote it seven years ago, and it was [inspired by] a personal issue,” the director said, in conversation with Deadline in Sundance. “My grandmother raised me, and she started...

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17 Jan Sony Pictures Classics Preempts US Rights To Hot Title ‘The Father’

Sony Pictures Classics started the Sundance Film Festival acquisitions market off early, acquiring US and select international territories on the Florian Zeller-directed The Father. The adaptation of Zellers’s stage play stars Anthony Hopkins, the actor who is up for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for The Two Popes, and Oscar-winning The...

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10 Sep Bleecker Street Wins Toronto Title ‘Military Wives’ Directed By Peter Cattaneo

EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street is at the altar for U.S. rights to the Toronto Film Festival acquisitions title Military Wives, the Peter Cattaneo-directed film that stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan and Jason Flemyng. Cattaneo is best known for The Full Monty, and this one also has a feel-good element to it. Pic tells the true story...

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