Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham and Maika Monroe star in this father-son drama set in Midwest farm country. Ramin Bahrani directed and co-wrote with Hallie Elizabeth Newton. Sony Pictures Classics picked up At Any Price prior to its screening at the Venice Film Festival last fall. It opens April 26th.
Clouds rolled into Venice on Friday, but that didn’t stop the crowds from finally turning up. After a few sluggish days in sky-high temperatures and a sort of meh attitude towards the films, the Lido was awash in fans lining up outside the Sala Grande for a glimpse of Zac Efron, here for competition pic At Any Price. Sony Pictures Classics recently acquired Ramin Bahrani’s father-son drama set against the backdrop of agricultural farming and auto racing in the U.S. Midwest. Efron (wearing socks which appeared to have the word “Monday” sewn in – today’s Friday, right?) spoke about his recent project choices saying he’s “at a crossroads” and trying to take the path less traveled. He turned up in Cannes this year for Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy and with Bahrani – the NY-based Man Push Cart director who’s never worked with known actors before – he’s continuing to try to distance himself from a teen idol image. Still, he’ll next go the romcom route with just-announced Are We Officially Dating? from a script that made the 2010 Black List and he said he’s also got Universal’s Townies coming up with Seth Rogen.
New York (August 3, 2012) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American and Eastern European rights, excluding CIS and Russia, to AT ANY PRICE. Ramin Bahrani (GOODBYE SOLO, MAN PUSH CART, CHOP SHOP) directed and co-wrote the film with Hallie Elizabeth Newton. AT ANY PRICE stars Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham.
The film was produced by Pamela Koffler, Teddy Schwarzman, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen, Christine Vachon, and Bahrani. Executive Producers include Ron Curtis, Mohammed Al Turki, Brian Young and Eric Nyari. Black Bear Pictures and TreeHouse Pictures financed AT ANY PRICE, which is In Competition in Venice and will be a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Cannes, France (May 16, 2012) – Exclusive Media has acquired international rights in all media to the feature film AT ANY PRICE, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (GOODBYE SOLO, CHOP SHOP) and starring Dennis Quaid (WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING), Zac Efron (THE LUCKY ONE), Kim Dickens (FOOTLOOSE) and Heather Graham (THE HANGOVER), it was announced today by Alex Walton, Exclusive Media’s President of International Sales and Distribution, who will be presenting the film to international buyers at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. CAA is representing the domestic rights to the film.