Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth and Hunter Parrish.
The film reunites co-directors and co-writers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Last of Robin Hood) with Sony Pictures Classics, who worked together on Quinceanera. Still Alice, a BSM Studio Presentation, is produced by Lex Lutzus, James Brown and Pamela Koffler and executive produced by Marie Savare, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Maria Shriver, Emilie Georges, Nicholas Shumaker, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.
The film had its world premiere on Thursday at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
In the film, Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested in Still Alice.
“Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland have made a seamless powerfully moving film. The cast is simply phenomenal. Julianne Moore, one of the world’s truly great film actresses, gives here her finest performance to date. It is a privilege to welcome Wash and Richard, Julianne, Alec and the producers back into the Sony Pictures Classics family with a film about family that promises to pack an emotional punch on audiences throughout the country,” said Sony Pictures Classics.
“To have unveiled the movie on Monday and have Sony Pictures Classics picking up it up by Friday is a filmmaker’s dream We know ‘Still Alice’ is in the best possible hands with Michael Barker, Tom Bernard and the entire team at SPC and look forward to a great release,” added Filmmakers Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.