Sony Acquires 'Cold Comes the Night' Starring Bryan Cranston
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SWPA) has picked up domestic and international media rights to Tze Chun's Cold Comes the Night. The film, which is currently in postproduction, stars Alice Eve, Bryan Cranston and Logan Marshall-Green.
Directed by Chun and co-written by Chun, Osgood Perkins and Nick Simon, the film follows a struggling motel owner (Eve) and her daughter (Ursula Parker) who are taken hostage by a career criminal (Cranston). The criminal is trying to get a cash package back from a crooked cop (Marshall-Green).
Chun's previous film, Children of Invention, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win 17 awards at festivals. The indie film, which was Chun's feature directorial debut, followed a struggling mother and her two children, who were often left alone and invented things to entertain themselves.
Mynette Louie of Syncopated Films and Trevor Sagan of Sasquatch Films produced the project. It was financed by Three Point Capital, Whitewater Films and Cherry Sky Films and executive produced by Scott Halle, Rick Rosenthal, Nick Morton, Jacob Pechenik and Ali Jazayeri. Sony vp of production Lauren Craniotes is overseeing the project for the studio.
UTA Independent Film Group and Andre Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers LLP repped the filmmakers for the deal with SPWA's executive vp of business affairs, Michael Helfand.
Chun is repped by WME. Eve is represented by Untitled Entertainment, UTA and Independent Talent; Cranston by UTA; and Marshall-Green is represented by 3 Arts and CAA.