Bleecker Street Acquires Domestic Rights to Jon Hamm Drama ‘Nostalgia’

Sundance 2017: Film also stars Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn and John Ortiz

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Bleecker Street has picked up the North American rights to Mark Pellington’s “Nostalgia,” an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.

The drama stars Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener, Bruce Dern, Nick Offerman, Amber Tamblyn, John Ortiz and James LeGros, and was written by Alex Ross Perry.

The film follows the lives of people connected through loss and analyzes the way people find love and solace in memories and objects they share with one another. Patton Oswalt, Annalise Basso, Larry Wilmore and Joanna Going also star.

Pellington, Tom Gorai and Josh Braun produced, while Perry served as an executive producer.

“Mark has assembled an incredible cast to share this story of family, memories and loss,” said Andrew Karpen, CEP of Bleecker Street. “‘Nostalgia’ is one of those beautiful films that can touch everyone as we collectively and individually wrestle with holding onto the things that matter most.”

“I’m very proud and enthusiastic to continue my relationship with Andrew Karpen and Bleecker Street on this film,” added Pellington. “Alex Ross Perry’s unique script attracted a terrific caliber of cast, all who were deeply committed to the film and these characters. I wanted to focus this film on a performance driven drama for adult audiences, exploring themes of memory, love, grief and the fragile impermanence of our relationship to the objects and artifacts we hold in our hands and our heart.”

Pellington’s film, “The Last Word,” on which he partnered up with Bleecker Street as well, is set to premiere at Sundance on Jan. 24 and will be released theatrically on March 3.

The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street with Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Bleecker Street and UTA Independent Film Group, CAA and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.