Sundance: Amazon Picks Up NFL Doc 'Gleason'

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The streaming service will co-release the film theatrically with Open Road.

The documentary Gleason has been acquired by Amazon in the U.S.

The streaming service will partner with Open Road, and they will handle the theatrical release of the film together.

The doc follows the video diaries of former New Orleans Saints defensive back Steve Gleason. At the age of 34, he was diagnosed with the disease ALS, and doctors gave him two to five years to live. He made it his goal to live -— for his newborn son, for his wife and to help others with his disease.

When the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, much of the audience was left in tears. 

Gleason was directed by Finders Keepers' Clay Tweel with Seth Gordon, Kimi Culp and Kevin Lake producing and Mary Rohlich, Scott Fujita, Tom Lavia, Thomas McEachin, Mark Shapiro and Will Staeger acting as executive producers.

WME Global repped the filmmakers.