Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes’ directorial debut Infinitely Polar Bear. Also written by Forbes, the film stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.
Infinitely Polar Bear is produced by Paper Street Films and Park Pictures Features, in association with Bad Robot and KGB Media. Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer produced the film with Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Austin Stark, Ruth Mutch, Noah Millman, Mark Ruffalo, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Danny Rifkin, Tom Valerio and Richard Rifkin.
Set in the late ’70s, an eccentric mess of a father tries to win back his wife by taking responsibility for their two young daughters. The spirited girls don’t make the overwhelming task any easier in Infinitely Polar Bear.
“I am thrilled!” said writer/director Maya Forbes. “Sony Pictures Classics consistently releases the movies I want to see. The film connected deeply with audiences at Sundance and I think Michael, Tom and Dylan have a terrific plan to expand on that experience.
‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ could not have found a better home.”
Executive Producer J.J. Abrams added, “Maya’s film is bold, funny, insightful and real. We at Bad Robot could not be more proud to be involved in this film, or more excited to have the film released through Sony Classics.”
“We are excited and pleased to be bringing Maya Forbes’ accomplished, deeply moving and joyous autobiographical story to the public,” stated Sony Pictures Classics.