‘Paris Can Wait’ Lands At Sony Pictures Classics: Toronto
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures Classics has come away with North American rights to Paris Can Wait, the film that marks the narrative directorial debut — at age 80 — of Eleanor Coppola, who wrote the script as well and produced. Her film stars Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin. Lane plays an American woman in a tired marriage who finds herself on an unforeseen road trip from Cannes to Paris with a dashing Frenchman. A seven hour drive unexpectedly takes two days with many diversions. Coppola is the wife of Francis Ford Coppola, and she directed the famed documentary Heart of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse. She waited a long time to make her narrative feature debut, but the film drew high marks for its potential with a female demo. It premiered Monday, September 12 at the Winter Garden Theatre. ICM Partners brokered the U.S. deal. It is the second in days for SPC, which acquired the Donald Sutherland-Helen Mirren road trip pic The Leisure Seeker.
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