John Lithgow, Blythe Danner’s ‘The Tomorrow Man’ Acquired by Bleecker Street

Sundance 2019: Noble Jones’ debut feature will premiere at the festival on January 30

Last Updated: January 17, 2019 @ 2:27 PM

Bleecker Street has acquired the North American rights to Noble Jones’ debut feature “The Tomorrow Man,” the distributor announced Thursday.

John Lithgow and Blythe Danner star in the romantic film, which will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 30 and will subsequently be released on May 19.

The film follows Ed (Lithgow), who spends his life preparing for a disaster that might never come, while Ronnie (Danner) shops for things she might not need. The two try to find love while trying not to get lost.

Jones wrote and directed, while Luke Rivett, Nicolaas Bertelsen, James Schamus and Tony Lipp produced. Derek Cecil, Katie Aselton, Sophie Thatcher and Eve Harlow also star.

“Noble Jones has created a uniquely charming love story between master actors John Lithgow and Blythe Danner,” Bleecker Street’s CEO Andrew Karpen said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be working with my old colleague James Schamus and the team at Anonymous Content.”

Jones added, “I’m thrilled to have my film’s world premiere at Sundance. John and Blythe were amazing to work with and I’m looking forward to working with the incredible team at Bleecker Street to bring the film to nationwide audiences.”

The North American deal was negotiated by Kent Sanderson and Camille Bertrand on behalf of Bleecker Street, with UTA Independent Film Group representing the filmmakers.