Barney’s Version, the Sony Pictures Classics acquisition that is set to receive its world premiere in Toronto, will open the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) on October 7.

Paul Giamatti plays a seemingly ordinary man who delivers a candid confessional recounting the past three decades of his extraordinary life.

Dustin Hoffman, Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver, Rachelle Lefevre, Scott Speedman and Bruce Greenwood round out the key cast.

Richard J Lewis directed and Robert Lantos produced based on Mordecai Richler’s novel.