VARIETY is reporting that SONY has bought the rights to the movie THE DRIFTLESS AREA. Fingers crossed that means that very soon-ish we’ll finally be able to watch Aaron as a fireman in this movie.
Zooey Deschanel-Anton Yelchin Romance ‘Driftless Area’ Bought by Sony (EXCLUSIVE)
By: Dave McNary
Date: November 19, 2015
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired U.S. rights and most international territories to romance The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel, Variety has learned.
The film is directed by Zachary Sluser from a script he co-wrote with Tom Drury, based on Drury’s 2006 novel of the same name. Producers are Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures and Aaron L. Gilbert through Bron Studios in association with CW Media Finance.
The film also stars John Hawkes, Alia Shawkat, Aubrey Plaza, Frank Langella and Ciaran Hinds. Deschanel stars as an enigmatic woman while Yelchin portrays a bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. When he falls in love with her, he is unwittingly pitted against a volatile criminal played by Hawkes.
Radiant Films International began selling rights to The Driftless Area at Cannes last year as shooting was starting in Vancouver.
The film premiered in April at the Tribeca Film Festival. The deal was brokered by SPWA with Mimi Steinbauer of Radiant Films International and CAA.