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Sony Pictures Classics Buys ‘The Hollars’

Hours after it was announced that A24 acquired the distribution rights to Swiss Army Man, Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures Classics has now bought all rights in the U.S. and Asia to John Krasinski’s drama “The Hollars” on Friday, the same day as its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The cast includes Krasinski, Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park. Krasinski plays a struggling New York City artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. When he returns, he’s  immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival and an over-eager ex-girlfriend (Winstead) as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.

No word yet on when it’ll hit theaters.