Sundance: 'Grandma' Sells to Sony Classics (Exclusive)
The film earned raves at the fest.
Sony Classics has closed a deal for worldwide rights to the road trip comedy Grandma.
Sources peg the deal at more than $2 million for the Lily Tomlin-led film, which earned consistently high praise at the fest. The film is Sundance's closer, but played very well to press and industry Monday.
Grandma follows a grandmother and her granddaughter on a daylong journey as hidden secrets are revealed and past memories are divulged in a long and intimate car ride.
Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott also star in the film, which was directed, written and co-produced by Paul Weitz.
Stephanie Meurer, Dan Balgoyen and Danielle Renfrew Behrens executive produced. Producers are Weitz, Andrew Miano, Paris Latsis and Terry Dougas. Attorney Alex Kohner, of Morris Yorn Barnes Levine, negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
In his review, THR film critic David Rooney called the film a "small-scale but consistently funny and poignant comedy-drama," adding that "Tomlin is in her glorious element."
WME Global repped the filmmakers.