NEW YORK (February 15, 2017) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America to Academy Award-winner Roman Polanski's BASED ON A TRUE STORY. The French-language film recently wrapped production in Paris and stars Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green.
psychological thriller, BASED ON A TRUE STORY follows Delphine
(Seigner), a best-selling author in Paris who has developed writer's
block. When a mysterious woman (Green) enters her life at a book
signing, Delphine's life and all that she had come to rely on becomes a
rollercoaster resulting in unexpected consequences.
Delphine de Vigan's novel of the same title, the film is written by
Cannes award-winner Olivier Assayas (Best Director, PERSONAL SHOPPER)
and Roman Polanski. The film is produced by Wassim Beji of WY
Productions. RatPac Entertainment will partner with SPC on the
Sony Pictures Classics previously worked with Polanski on CARNAGE.
am very pleased that Sony Pictures Classics will be distributing BASED
ON A TRUE STORY in North America. Sony Classics is a company that has
long tradition in supporting European cinema. I am looking forward to
working again with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard," said Roman Polanski.
Stated Sony Pictures Classics, "BASED ON A TRUE STORY is the
kind of thriller audiences are hungering for, as exceptional and fresh
as REPULSION and THE TENANT were in their day. Polanski's new film
promises to be his very best."
The deal was negotiated by Sony Pictures Classics and Jeff Berg of Northside Services.
ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures
Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they
founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces,
and acquires independent films from around the world. Barker and
Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 37 Academy Awards®
(33 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 159 Academy
Award® nominations (137 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best
Picture nominations for WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN
EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.
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