‘Hearts Beat Loud’ International Rights Acquired by Sony

Sundance 2018: Drama starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons made by writer-director of 2015’s “I’ll See You in My Dreams”

Last Updated: January 19, 2018 @ 1:02 PM

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) now has all international rights to Brett Haley’s drama “Hearts Beat Loud.”

The film, starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, revolves around a man (Offerman) who owns a floundering record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn. He gets a second chance at his former life as a musician when he forms a band with his daughter (Clemons) before she is set to head off to college.

The acquisition deal followed a packed screening at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on Thursday night. The film premieres at the Park City, Utah fest on Friday, Jan. 26. Offerman and Clemons are scheduled to perform the film’s title song at the Sundance Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The deal excludes North American rights and was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Endeavor Content. SPWA’s Michael Helfand, Joe Matukewicz and Jon Freedberg negotiated the deal for Sony.

“Hearts Beat Loud” co-stars Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette, with original music by Keegan DeWitt. Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater produced the film for Houston King Productions, Park Pictures and Burn Later Productions respectively. Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin and Frank Brenner, Nick Offerman Executive Produced.

“We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions to bring Brett Haley’s inspiring film to the world and tremendously excited about the confidence Steve, Joe and the rest of the Sony team have shown in the film’s international prospects,” said the film’s producers in a Friday statement.