Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush Acquire Worldwide Rights Out of Sundance for 'LIKE CRAZY'By Paramount Pictures Corporation, PRNE
Saturday, January 22, 2011
HOLLYWOOD, California, January 24, 2011 - Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush announced today the worldwide
acquisition of LIKE CRAZY for Paramount Pictures to release in 2011. The
Super Crispy Entertainment production from co-writer and director Drake
Doremus ("Douchebag"), producers Jonathan Schwartz ("The Way Back,"
"Douchebag," "Funny Games") and Andrea Sperling ("Kaboom," "Sympathy For
Delicious") of Super Crispy Entertainment, and executive producers Audrey and
Zygi Wilf had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.
Starring Anton Yelchin ("Star Trek," and "Terminator Salvation"),
Felicity Jones ("The Tempest") and Jennifer Lawrence ("Winters Bone"), LIKE
CRAZY was written by Doremus and Ben York Jones ("Douchebag"). The story
follows a British college student who falls for an American student, only to
be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her
visa. Entertainment Weekly's Lisa Schwarzbaum said of the movie "Young love
has rarely been so palpable or looked so real," while Kenneth Turan of the
Los Angeles Times said "LIKE CRAZY" brings a compelling intimacy and
heart-stopping delicacy to showing the push and pull of love, longing and
Adam Goodman, President of Paramount's Film Group and Matt Brodlie,
Senior VP of Productions and Acquisitions for Paramount, along with Indian
Paintbrush's President of Production Mark Roybal negotiated for the rights
with the film's reps Rich Klubeck and David Flynn from UTA, along with
Schwartz and Doremus' attorney Lawrence Kopeikin from Morris Yorn.
Said Goodman, "Along with our partners at Indian Paintbrush, we are
extremely pleased to be a part of such a great movie, and look forward to
working with Drake, Jonathan, Andrea and a tremendous cast of actors."
A spokesperson for Indian Paintbrush added, "Drake is a brilliant
filmmaker, who has crafted a fresh, iconic film. With Paramount's unrivaled
production and marketing teams, Drake, Jonathan, Andrea and their amazing
cast are in great hands to share this jewel of a film with the world."
"Paramount and Indian Paintbrush's passion and commitment towards the
film is incredibly exciting," said Super Crispy Entertainment President and
producer Jonathan Schwartz.
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