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Sundance 2012: Sony Classics Gets 'Smashed' for About $1 Million

UPDATED: James Ponsoldt's competition drama stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul as a couple struggling with alcoholism.


James Ponsoldt's Sundance competition drama Smashed is being acquired by Sony Pictures Classics, a source close the deal confirms to The Hollywood Reporter. The source pegs the sale price at about $1 million.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul star as a married couple whose relationship is tested when she decides to quit her excessive drinking. Octavia Spencer, Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally and Mary Kay Place co-star in the film, which Ponsoldt wrote with Susan Burke.

Jonathan Schwartz, Andrea Sperling and Jennifer Cochis produced. Schwartz and Sperling produced Like Crazy, which won the narrative grand jury prize at the 2011 festival. Schwartz and Sperling's Super Crispy Entertainment also sold Nobody Walks to Magnolia Pictures during the festival.

UTA Independent and CAA co-repped the sale for the filmmakers.

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