Sony Pictures Classics Confirms Deal For Sundance Pic ‘Love Is Strange’

Mike Fleming

loveisUPDATE, 2:58 PM: Sony Pictures Classics has confirmed Deadline’s report from yesterday, acquiring Ira Sachs’ Sundance pic  Love Is Strange for North America, Germany and Scandinavia. Read the release below after the original story.

PREVIOUS, THURSDAY AM: Sony Pictures Classics is acquiring Love Is Strange, the film scripted and directed by Ira Sachs that stars Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Darren Burrows and Charlie Tahan. The timely film is about two longtime gay lovers who finally get married. Sundance 2014One of them then gets fired and is unable to pay the rent. The couple must move in, separately, with a nephew and his family in Brooklyn and the two gay cops next door. The film got a strong response when it premiered last Saturday at the Eccles Theater. The deal is being made by WME Global. The film also got a French distribution deal with Pretty Pictures right after its premiere. SPC previously acquired the opening-night film Whiplash, and then the comedy Land Ho!

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Sundance: ‘Love Is Strange’ Gets French Distribution Deal With Pretty Pictures

By | Sunday January 19, 2014 @ 1:18pm PST
Mike Fleming

loveisEXCLUSIVE: Love Is Strange, the new film by Ira Sachs which made its premiere last night at Eccles and got a rousing response including standing ovations for Alfred Molina and John Read More »

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Marisa Tomei Joins John Lithgow & Alfred Molina In Ira Sachs’ ‘Love Is Strange’

By | Tuesday August 6, 2013 @ 3:57pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Now that Ira Sachs (Keep The Lights On) has John Lithgow in place for his next feature Love Is Strange, the NYC-set drama about a recently married gay couple has added … Read More »

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John Lithgow Steps In For Michael Gambon In Ira Sachs’ ‘Love Is Strange’

By | Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 11:05am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Academy Award-nominated John Lithgow will star alongside Alfred Molina in Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange, the NYC-set drama about a just-married gay couple whose honeymoon is complicated when circumstances force them to temporarily separate. When George (Molina) loses his job, his partner of 38 years, painter Ben (Lithgow), moves in with his nephew and George with the gay cops next door. Michael Gambon was initially set to play the role of Ben before scheduling conflicts led to his departure from the project. It’s the next pic from Sachs after 2012′s award-winning Keep The Lights On and the first collaboration by longtime pals Lithgow and Molina. “We’ll be playing the main roles in the best script I’ve read in years,” said Lithgow in a statement, “a vivid portrait of marriage, with all its joy, folly, and occasional heartbreak.” Filming is set for August in NYC.

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Cheyenne Jackson Joins ‘Love Is Strange’

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 11:14am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Cheyenne Jackson has signed on to the Ira Sachs-directed Love Is Strange, joining Michael Gambon, Alfred Molina, Kelly Reilly and Tracy Letts. Gambon and Molina play Ben and Jorge, … Read More »

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