Sundance: Broad Green Picking Up Robert Redford's 'A Walk in the Woods'

Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

Ken Kwapis directed the drama which also has Nick Offerman in the cast.

Broad Green, the new distribution outfit run by Gabriel and Daniel Hammond, has beat out several bidders to pick up the U.S. rights to A Walk in the Woods, the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte drama.

The deal is said to be in the high-seven figures, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, with a sizable P&A commitment.  

The long in the works movie (it was at one point to have starred Redford and longtime screen amigo Paul Newman) premiered Jan. 23 engendering comparisons to Wild and The Bucket List.

The film is based on a 1998 book by Bill Bryson and tells of two old friends who hike the Appalachian trail and face the fact they are old.   

Ken Kwapis directed the drama which also has Nick Offerman in the cast.

Broad Green is the entity that was behind 99 Homes, the financial drama starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, and recently wrapped Green Room, a violent thriller starring Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin.

WME repped the filmmakers in the deal.

 

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