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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Stanley Tucci’s ‘FINAL PORTRAIT’

May 17, 2017

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Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the US/Canada rights to Stanely Tucci’s FINAL PORTRAITS from Riverstone Pictures.

The movie made its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival out of the competition in a gala screening.

Final Portrait follows the friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) and Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. The film takes place during a short trip to Paris in 1964, which entailed Lord being asked by Giacometti to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees– ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?”

Tucci wrote and directed, which marks his fifth directorial film following Big Night, The Imposters, Joe Gould’s Secret and Blind Date. Hammer and Rush are joined alongside Clémence Poécy, Tony Shalhoub and Sylvie Testud.

Gail Egan, Nik Bower, and Ilann Girard produce. Deepak Nayar, Fred Hogge and Ted Blumberg executive produce.

Tucci said:

“Giacometti’s work and life and Lord’s poignant memoir have fascinated me for years. To finally bring my adaption to the screen with this extraordinary cast and crew has been indeed a pleasure and to have Sony Classics distributing is a great honor.”

Sony Pictures Classics said:

“Audiences everywhere will embrace what Stanley Tucci has done here. He has made a remarkable film about the artistic process of the great painter and sculptor Giacometti, with a stunning cast led by Geoffrey Rush. We are thrilled to be involved.”

 

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