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Sundance comedy, “Land Ho!” lands movie deal
"Land Ho!" the Sundance comedy about a retired man and his former brother-in-law as they take a trip to Iceland to try and reclaim their youth, was picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics, the studio announced Wednesday. The film was co-executive produced by Oscar-winning Salt Lake City film producer, Geralyn Dreyfous, who also is the founder of the Utah Film Center."
"Land Ho!" is the latest in a slate of pictures that have made deals at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter reported that "God's Pocket," the new film by director and "Mad Men" star John Slattery, was bought by IFC Films for distribution.
The movie stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, and Slattery's "Mad Men" co-star Christina Hendricks, and is about a man whose stepson is killed in an "accident" and a journalist who comes to try and uncover the truth.
Finally, Lionsgate and Roadside Pictures acquired the North American rights to the popular Sundance comedy, "The Skeleton Twins," which stars former "Saturday Night Live" castmembers Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. The two star as siblings who try to repair their relationship when a tragedy brings them together. The film is slated for a summer release, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
— Vince Horiuchi