NEW YORK (September 19, 2016) - Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut, PARIS CAN WAIT, which made its World Premiere last week during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
and directed by Coppola, PARIS CAN WAIT stars Academy Award® nominee
Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard, is produced by Coppola and
Fred Roos, and is executive produced by Michael Zakin, Lisa Hamilton
Daly, Tanya Lopez, Rob Sharenow and Molly Thompson. The film is an
American Zoetrope and Lifetime Films production in association with
Corner Piece Capital and Tohokushinsha Film Corp.
Lane) is at a crossroads in her life. Long married to a successfully
driven but inattentive movie producer (Alec Baldwin), she finds herself
taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her
husband (Arnaud Viard). What should be a seven-hour drive turns into a
three day journey of discovery involving picturesque sights, fine food
and wine, humor, wisdom, and much more in PARIS CAN WAIT.
Coppola's PARIS CAN WAIT is a movie to savor, something very fine.
Elegantly directed, exquisitely designed and beautifully acted by Diane
Lane and Arnaud Viard, this is that special movie that will bring
pleasure to audiences everywhere. It is a privilege to be involved,"
said Sony Pictures Classics.
"My long journey making my first
fiction feature ended in Toronto to a welcoming audience, and I'm
thrilled that Michael, Tom, Dylan and their team at Sony Pictures
Classics will release it. They are the ‘gold standard’ in bringing very
interesting, high quality films to the big screen over many years. I
look forward to working with them to show PARIS CAN WAIT to an even
wider audience," said Coppola.
"It is so gratifying to have been
part of helping a creative spirit like Eleanor realize her vision.
Seeing her make this wonderful film, so true to who she is, has been
incredibly rewarding," said Rob Sharenow EVP and GM A&E and
Lifetime. A + E Television retains second TV window rights to the film.
deal for PARIS CAN WAIT was negotiated by ICM Partners and Barry Hirsch
on behalf of the filmmakers, Molly Thompson on behalf of A + E and
Lifetime Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. Protagonist Pictures is
handling international sales.
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