Sony Classics Acquires ‘Celeste & Jesse Forever’: Sundance
Sony Pictures Classics announced North American, Latin American and Eastern European rights to Celeste & Jesse Forever. The Lee Toland Krieger-directed comedy was co-written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, and is produced by Jennifer Todd, Suzanne Todd and Lee Nelson. The film, which debuted in the Premiere Section of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, stars Jones, Andy Samberg, Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, McCormack, Emma Roberts, and Elijah Wood. The comedy is about two people who met in high school, married young and are growing apart. Now 30, they decide to get divorced and attempt to stay best friends while pursuing other relationships. This plan is not as simple as they had imagined. SPC’s Tom Bernard, Michael Barker and Dylan Leiner made the deal with UTA Independent Film Group. Said the producers: “We are thrilled our film has found a home with Sony Pictures Classics and are incredibly excited to work with Michael, Tom and Dylan. Their track record is unparalleled and we feel very lucky to have our film with them.”
Emma Roberts, Craig Roberts Attach To Derick Martini’s ‘I Am My Family Secret’
EXCLUSIVE: Emma Roberts and Craig Roberts (no relation) are attached to I Am My Family Secret, the next film by helmer Derick Martini. Martini made his directing debut on Lymelife, which starred Emma Roberts. The new film involves two brothers, wildly different, who discover their parents have been hiding a startling and life-altering secret from them for over two decades. Montecito is producing, and Paramount Pictures will distribute. Martini’s repped by ICM and Principato-Young, Emma Roberts by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment and Craig Roberts by WME and Curtis Brown Group.