Sony Classics nabs 'Baghead'
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Sony Pictures Classics has picked up all North American rights to "Baghead," the sophomore feature from brothers Mark and Jay Duplass.
The specialty label paid what is said to be low- to mid-six figures for the film, which follows a group of four friends on a weekend getaway who or may not be tormented by a stranger wearing a bag over his head. Submarine Entertainment repped the sale.
The writer-director team of Mark and Jay Duplass currently have deals with both Universal and Fox Searchlight. They created a stir at Sundance three years ago with the road-trip relationship dramedy "The Puffy Chair," a movie they turned into a significant festival-circuit hit over the last few years. The movie was released theatrically by Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment.
Like "Chair," "Baghead" also takes a look at the everyday lives and conversations of twenty- and thirty-somethings; the brothers are part of the loose affiliation of young writer-directors known as the mumblecore movement.
"Badhead" also adds genre touches, paying homage and sending up horror films like "The Blair Witch Project."
IFC and Picturehouse were among those said to be circling the project.