AceShowbiz - John Krasinsky has sold "The Hollars" in a splashy deal to Sony Pictures Classics. The studio acquired all rights in the U.S. and Asia to the movie on the same day as its premiere at Sundance Film Festival on Friday, January 29, according to Deadline.
John, who directed, produced and starred in the drama, said in a statement, "I couldn't be more thrilled to have a partner like Sony Pictures Classics. To have 'The Hollars' join their long list of impressive films is a true honor."
"The Hollars" was written by James C. Strouse. John produced the movie along with Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn. Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse, meanwhile, served as executive producers.
The film starred John alongside Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. The story centers on John Hollar (Krasinski), a struggling NYC artist, who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when he went back home because of his mother Sally (Martindale) was sick.
Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend Rebecca (Kendrick) in New York.