Anchor Bay hits 'Open Road'

Picks up theatrical and home video rights to the dramedy

Anchor Bay is hitting the road, picking up theatrical and home video rights to Michael Meredith family dramedy "The Open Road."

Wim Wenders exec produced the film, which unfolds over the course of a road trip that a grown son takes with his estranged father, a former baseball star. The pair travel from Ohio to Houston to see the son's mother, from whom the baseball star is also estranged, in the hospital..

Justin Timberlake stars as the son and Jeff Bridges as his father, with Mary Steenburgen playing the mother/wife. Odd Lot Entertainment and Perfect Weekend produced the pic.

Writer-director Meredith found inspiration for the script in his relationship with his own father, the former football star Don Meredith.

Anchor Bay, the Liberty Media division that specializes in DVD as well as limited theatrical releases, has been busy on the acquisitions front lately, scooping up rights to fest titles such as "Bart Got a Room" and the Ashton Kutcher Sundance pic "Spread."

It aims to open "Road" this summer.

ICM repped the filmmakers in the sale.
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