SXSW: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Nabs International Rights on 'Space Station 76'

"Space Station 76"
"Space Station 76"
 Courtesy of Rival Pictures

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired all international rights to Jack Plotnick's Space Station 76.

The move comes on the eve of the film's SXSW premiere. Space Station 76 stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O'Connell and Keir Dullea and was written by Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.

The comedic drama about revolves around a group of people -- and several robots -- living on a space station in a 1970s version of the future. When a new assistant captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.

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"We are thrilled to be working with SPWA as our international distribution partner and are excited for the film to reach a large, earthly audience," Plotnick said.

Space Station 76 premieres March 8 at SXSW 2014 as part of the Visions section.

The film was produced by Edward Parks, Rachel Ward, Dan Burks, Joel Michaely and Katherine Ann McGregor. Niraj Bhatia and Frank Mele executive produced.

The deal was negotiated by Parks and Mele at Rival Pictures and their legal team at Reder & Feig. Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz negotiated on behalf of SPWA.

U.S. rights are being handled by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.

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