Sony Pictures Classics Nabs 'The Bronze' for U.S.

The Bronze
Courtesy of Sundance International Film Festival

The now bankrupt Relativity Media had previously held the North American rights.

Sony Picture Classics has acquired North American rights to The Bronze, which was executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass.

In January, Relativity Media had snapped up the U.S. rights to the film from Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for $3 million, following the comedy's debut at the Sundance Film Festival. When Relativity filed for bankruptcy, the deal was terminated. 

The Big Bang Theory's Melissa Rauch wrote and starred in the film, which follows a foul-mouthed former Olympic gymnastic bronze medalist, whose celebrity status in her small town is challenged when a younger athlete begins to take center stage.

Veep's Gary Cole, Silicon Valley's Thomas Middleditch and SNL's Cecily Strong also star in the movie, which marks the directorial debut of Bryan Buckley.

Stage 6 had acquired world-wide rights prior to the start of production, and the company plans on distributing internationally. 

With Relativity, the film was slated for July 10 limited release, and a July 31 wide release. Sony Picture Classics has yet to set a release date.