Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Brigsby Bear' in $5M Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'Brigsby Bear' in $5M Deal

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Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired worldwide rights for $5m to Dave McCary's drama produced by The Lonely Island, Lord Miller and 3311 Productions along with YL Pictures.

Brigsby Bear premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Monday and screens again on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney of Saturday Night Live wrote the screenplay about a man-boy who tries to make sense of the world through his love of a TV show.

Mooney stars alongside Claire Danes, Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins. SPC plans a summer release.

"This is a special film made by old and new friends, but today we're excited to announce that Sony Pictures Classics have become our actual best friends," McCary, Costello and Mooney said.

"All of our old best friends have been demoted to regular friends. …

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