Rebecca Miller's 'Maggie's Plan' Sells to Sony Pictures Classics

Courtesy of Toronto Film Festival
'Maggie's Plan'

The romantic-triangle comedy stars Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the North American rights to Rebecca Miller's Maggie's Plan, the love-triangle comedy starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore.

Other territories acquired included the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, CIS, Hungary, Romania, China and several other Asian territories.

The film, which made its world premiere Sept. 12 at the Toronto Film Festival, has earned rave reviews. Samuel Goldwyn Films, IFC and Magnolia were among the other distributors aggressively pursuing the film.

Sony Pictures Classics will not release the film this year.

Gerwig plays the titular Maggie, who plans to have a baby through artificial insemination when she meets Hawke's character, a charismatic academic who is married to an overbearing Danish critical theorist (Julianne Moore). The all-star cast also includes SNL alums Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph.

Miller also wrote the comedy. Her previous films include Personal Velocity ,  The Private Lives of Pippa Lee and The Ballad of Jack and Rose. The movie is based on an original short story by Karen Rinaldi.

Maggie's Plan marks one of two Hawke films at TIFF. He plays legendary jazz musician Chet Baker in the music biopic Born to Be Blue, which also played at the festival.

Maggie's Plan was produced by Rachael Horovitz and Damon Cardasis.

"We're so happy to be teaming up with Sony Pictures Classics. Their long history of bringing quality thoughtful cinema to the screen is one we feel honored to be part of," said a statement by Horovitz and Cardasis.

The film is repped domestically by CAA and Cinetic Media. Protagonist Pictures is handling international sales.