Production has commenced in Providence, Rhode Island, on Infinitely Polar Bear starring Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana. Aldamisa International launched pre-sales at the EFM and will continue in Cannes next month.

The drama centres on a manic depressive father who tries to win back his wife by taking responsibility for their two spirited daughters.

Maya Forbes directs from her script inspired by true events from her childhood. Her credits include The Rocker, Monsters Vs Aliens, and Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 3.  

Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn and Bingo Gubelmann from Paper Street Films are producing Infinitely Polar Bear with Park Pictures’ Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer. Bad Robot’s JJ Abrams and Bryan Burk are among the executive producers.  

Paper Street produced Happythankyoumoreplease and Park Pictures’ credits include Robot & Frank.

Aldamisa president of international sales and distribution Nadine de Barros [pictured] closed the deal to handle international sales. ICM Partners represents US rights.