Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Snaps Up 'Where's My Roy Cohn'?'
The company picks up rights in North America and most of the world for Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary on the infamous lawyer whose clients included Joseph McCarthy and Donald Trump after its world premiere.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North America and other territory rights to Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary Where’s My Roy Cohn?.
The specialty label also picked up the film for the Middle East, Scandinavia, India, South Africa, Benelux, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America and on worldwide airlines and ships.
The film made its world premiere on Jan. 25 at the MARC Theatre in the U.S. documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival.
A timely portrait, Roy Cohn personified the dark arts of American politics, shaping everyone from Joseph McCarthy to his final project, Donald J. Trump. The thriller-like expose connects the dots, revealing how a deeply troubled master manipulator shaped our current American landscape.
Altimeter Films produced the film in association with Concordia Studio and Wavelength Prods. Producers include Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser, Marie Brenner, Joyce Deep, Andrea Lewis, Jenifer Westphal and Joe Plummer.
“As a filmmaker I have always had the greatest admiration for Sony Pictures Classics and their extraordinary taste and curatorial eye," Tyrnauer said. "They have been behind many of the films I admire most. I can’t think of a better company to bring this film and its message to theatrical audiences across the nation and beyond.”
Endeavor negotiated the deal along with Donaldson & Callif. Tyrnauer, Reeser and Altimeter films are represented by WME.