Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Rights To Mark Ruffalo’s ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’

Sony Pictures Classics have acquired North American, German, U.K., Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian distribution rights to the Sundance headliner ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’.

Writer and Director Forbes commented on the deal saying “I am thrilled, Sony Pictures Classics consistently releases the movies I want to see. The film connected deeply with audiences at Sundance and I think Sony Pictures Classics’ Michael, Tom and Dylan have a terrific plan to expand on that experience. Infinitely Polar Bear could not have found a better home.”

Infinitely Polar Bear focuses on a manic-depressive mess of a father in the 1970s, as he tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young, spirited daughters, who don’t make the overwhelming task any easier.

Sony Pictures Classics also commented on the deal saying “We are excited and pleased to be bringing Maya Forbes’ accomplished, deeply moving and joyous autobiographical story to the public.”

The comedic drama has some awards potential although it currently is all dependent on just when Sony Pictures Classics decides to release its newly acquired festival favorite which might not be seeing theatrical release until later this year. The Mark Ruffalo staring ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ first debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it premiered on January 18th at the Eccles Theatre. The films producers and exec producers include Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Austin Stark, Ruth Mutch and Jackie Kelman Bisbee.

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