Stanley Tucci’s 'Final Portrait' Lands at Sony Pictures Classics

Courtesy of Berlin International Film Festival

The film, following American writer James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, debuted at the Berlin Film Festival.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait

Written and directed by Tucci, the film tells the story of the friendship between American writer James Lord and Alberto Giacometti.

Final Portrait had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival out of competition.

THR's review of the 1964-set film stated: "Writer-director Stanley Tucci's fascination with the artistic process yields a lively character study if not quite a full-bodied exploration of the uneven relationship between painter and subject in Final Portrait."

The film also stars Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clemence Poesy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud. Final Portrait is produced by Gail Egan, Nik Bower and Ilann Girard and executive produced by Deepak Nayar, Fred Hogge and Ted Blumberg.

"Giacometti's work and life and Lord's poignant memoir have fascinated me for years. To finally bring my adaptation to the screen with this extraordinary cast and crew has been indeed a pleasure and to have Sony Classics distributing is a great honor," said Tucci.

The deal was negotiated between CAA and SPC. HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is selling remaining territories in Cannes.

 

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