One other movie acquisition has come down the pike out of the 2021 Sundance Movie Pageant. This time, the title being picked up is the drama Jockey, pegged as one of many flicks most definitely to be purchased on the fest. The film now has a house with Sony Footage Classics, which has lengthy been a great spot for unbiased dramas. Sundance is premiering the indie in actually moments, so we’ll see if it’s any good shortly, however this can be a stable signal, on the very least. Sit tight, there’s lots extra acquisitions nonetheless to come back out of this 12 months’s digital Sundance Movie Pageant. Even with out Park Metropolis as its locale, issues are heating up!
Deadline has the story:
Sony Footage Classics has picked up Clint Bentley’s Jockey on the second evening of this 12 months’s Sundance Movie Pageant, buying all worldwide rights to the movie.
Set to premiere on Sunday, Jan. 31 within the U.S. Dramatic Competitors part, Bentley’s movie follows an growing old jockey (Clifton Collins, Jr.) who hopes to win one final title for his longtime coach (Molly Parker), who has come to own what appears to be a championship horse. Nonetheless, the years and accidents have taken a toll on his physique, throwing into query the jockey’s potential to proceed his lifelong ardour. The arrival of a rookie rider (Moises Arias), who claims to be his son additional complicates the jockey’s plans to fulfilling his dream.
“Filmmakers Clint Bentley (a formidable directing debut), co-writer Greg Kwedar and producer Nancy Schafer have made such film, that’s participating, satisfying, visible, and exact cinematic storytelling,” Sony Footage Classics stated in an announcement. “Anchored by a very wonderful efficiency by Clifton Collins Jr., an actor we’ve got admired in so many roles for over 2 many years (from Capote to Westworld), ably supported by Molly Parker and Moses Arias, JOCKEY is about what occurs to knowledgeable on the finish of a profession with the background of horse racing, a topic of curiosity to audiences worldwide. We’re excited to convey the film to a large viewers this 12 months.”
Keep tuned for extra on Jockey and Sundance 2021…