Kenneth Lonergan’s acclaimed Sundance Premieres selection has sold out around the world as Nick Meyer and his team concluded a string of deals including a multi-territory pact with Universal Pictures International Productions.
After Amazon Studios stumped up $10m for North American rights following the drama’s world premiere in Park City, Universal has acquired rights for Australia, New Zealand, Benelux, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Middle East, and CIS.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions got behind Manchester By The Sea when Sierra/Affinity commenced pre-sales at the EFM in 2015 and will distribute in Latin America, Scandinavia, Iceland, Asian pay TV, Baltics, Czech/Slovak, former-Yugoslavia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
UK rights have gone to Studio Canal, South Africa to Ster Kinekor, South Korea to Able Entertainment, Taiwan to Caichange International, Hong Kong to Golden Scene, Thailand to M Pictures, Portugal to Lusomundo, Switzerland to Ascot Elite, Israel to United King, Turkey to Fabula, and Greece to Feel Good Entertainment.
Casey Affleck stars as a haunted man who must return to the scene of a tragedy when he is appointed guardian of his nephew following the death of his brother.
The key cast includes Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges and Kyle Chandler.
Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, and Kevin Walsh produced. The executive producer roster features Josh Godfrey, Declan Baldwin, Bill Migliore, and John Krasinksi.