Hot off the film’s big premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has confirmed that the studio has acquired all international rights to Brett Haley’s latest drama “Hearts Beat Loud”. The film held a special sneak-peek during a volunteer screening at this year’s event, and stars Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons. The on-screen duo played to a packed screening this week, and the film make its world premiere to the public on January 26th. In addition, Offerman and Clemons will perform the title song from the film at the Sundance Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 27th.
The deal excludes North American rights, and was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Endeavor Content. SPWA’s Michael Helfand, Joe Matukewicz and Jon Freedberg negotiated the deal for Sony.
Written by Haley and Marc Bash, “Hearts Beat Loud” is the story of a one-time musician (Offerman) who owns a struggling record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He forms an unlikely band with his daughter (Clemons) the summer before she is set to leave for college. The film co-stars Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette, with original music by Keegan DeWitt. Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater produced the film for Houston King Productions, Park Pictures and Burn Later Productions respectively. Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin and Frank Brenner, Nick Offerman Executive Produced. Variety hosted a sitdown with the cast and crew behind the film at Sundance, which you can check-out below.
“We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions to bring Brett Haley’s inspiring film to the world and tremendously excited about the confidence Steve, Joe and the rest of the Sony team have shown in the film’s international prospects.” said the film’s producers.