Producer Scott Rudin Closes Deal to Move to Sony (Exclusive)
The prolific producer had previously had a rich production deal at Disney.
One of Hollywood's top producers is moving his home base. Scott Rudin has finalized a new three-year, first-look deal with Sony Pictures, which will become his new home.
The prolific producer had previously had a rich production deal at Disney, where he worked with its Miramax specialty film unit on movies such as Oscar-winner No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood, but once Disney, under new studio chairman Rich Ross, decided to sell Miramax, Rudin began negotiating an exit.
The move to Sony had been expected since Rudin has strong ties to that studio and Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairmen Amy Pascal. At Sony, Rudin has turned out recent hits like 2009’s Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep, and last year’s The Social Network, directed by David Fincher.
He’s also behind the baseball drama Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt, which Sony will release Sept. 23, and Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which is set for release on Dec. 21. Ruding is also a prolific theater producer. His The Book of Mormon just won the Tony for best musical.