Sundance: Bleecker Street Takes Blythe Danner's 'I'll See You in My Dreams'
The film, directed by Brett Haley, also stars Martin Starr and Sam Elliott.
Bleecker Street, the new New York-based indie distributor, has acquired worldwide rights to Brett Haley’s I’ll See You in My Dreams, starring Blythe Danner, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 27.
Danner plays a widow who re-enters the dating pool in the film, which also stars Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman and Mary Kay Place. The film was written by Haley and Marc Basch and produced by Rebecca Green and Laura Smith.
“This film has so much heart and so much love for its characters, we immediately fell for it. Anchoring every scene, Blythe Danner delivers a performance that is so real and so touching from a script that is so funny and empathic, all of us at Bleecker Street can’t wait to bring it to audiences so they can discover what a beautiful story writer/director, Brett Haley, has created,” Bleecker Street CEO Andrew Karpen said in a statement.
The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street, Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content and Two Flints’ Smith and Green.