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Sony Pictures Classics Closes Sundance Deal For Bill Nighy Starrer ‘Living’

Bill Nighy appears to be like in Residing by Oliver Hermanus, an official collection of the Premieres portion at the 2022 Sundance Movie Competition. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | describe by Quantity 9 Motion footage/Ross Ferguson.

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EXCLUSIVE: Residing, with out a doubt one of many Sundance buzz titles since its January 21 premiere, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for round $5 million for North American and some worldwide territories, Closing date hears. This after a brisk public sale spirited the likes of Neon, Bleecker Avenue, and Focal level Capabilities.

The Oliver Hermanus-directed drama stars Bill Nighy, Aimee Lou Wood, Alex Bright and Tom Burke. Pic takes space in 1952 London, the build primitive civil servant Williams has was a minute cog in the forms of rebuilding England put up WWII. As never-ending bureaucracy piles up on his desk, he learns he has a deadly sickness. Coaxed by a vivacious colleague, he begins his quest to win some which method in his existence before it slips away.

Scripted by Kazuo Ishiguro, the film is per the Akira Kurosawa film Ikiru.

CAA Media Finance brokered the deal. The film has awards season appeal, which is why so many keep distributors stepped up.

Pic is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Stephen Woolley, Film4, and Ingenious.

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