John Krasinski’s ‘The Hollars’ Acquired by Sony Pictures Classics

Sundance 2016: Film is directed by “13 Hours” star Krasinski with a script from Jim Strouse

John Krasinski‘s “The Hollars” has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics ahead of its Sundance premiere Friday night, the studio announced in a statement to TheWrap.

“13 Hours” star Krasinski leads a cast that includes Margo Martindale, Richard Jenkins, Sharlto Copley, Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Josh Groban, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Randall Park.

“The Hollars” follows John Hollar (Krasinski), a struggling NYC artist who is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him back home.

After returning to the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, his high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.

Directed by Krasinski from a script by Jim Strouse, the film is produced by Krasinski, Tom Rice, Allyson Seeger and Ben Nearn and executive produced by Michael London, Janice Williams, Mike Sablone and Strouse.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to have a partner like Sony Pictures Classics. To have ‘The Hollars’ join their long list of impressive films is a true honor,” Krasinski said.

The deal was negotiated with WME Global, on behalf of the filmmakers.

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