Sony Pictures Classics has acquired John Krasinski’s second directorial feature, The Hollars
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 (who previously helmed the David Foster Wallace adaptation 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 Hollars 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,” said Krasinski of the announcement. “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.