January 25, 2012

Sony Pictures Classics Thrilled Lee's Movie

To Lee Toland Krieger's "Celeste and Jesse Forever", Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights for North America, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star in the film as high school sweethearts who get divorced and attempt to remain best friends while pursuing other relationships.




With Will McCormack, who co-stars along with Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood, Jones wrote the script. Team Todd principals Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd produced the pic with Lee Nelson of Envision Media Arts, which financed the film.

UTA's Independent Film Group was negotiating the deal. "No recent movie is more current, more perceptive or more fun than 'Celeste and Jesse Forever,'" Sony Classics said in a statement. "Lee Toland Krieger has made a major film. The cast is superlative and it is an obvious labor of love for Rashida Jones and Will McCormack."

"We are thrilled our film has found a home with Sony Pictures Classics and are incredibly excited to work with Michael (Barker), Tom (Bernard) and Dylan (Leiner). Their track record is unparalleled." In a joint statement, the producers said.