Toronto Deals: Samuel Goldwyn Films Picks Up ‘Still’

Drama stars James Cromwell and centers on a couple trying to build a house 

Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up U.S. rights to "Still," the indie company said Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The drama focuses on a couple played by James Cromwell ("Babe") and Geneviève Bujold ("Coma") who run afoul of assorted bureaucracies as they try to build a home. Adding poignancy to the construction nightmares, Bujold's character is dying.  It marks a rare star turn for Cromwell, after decades of memorable supporting turns in everything from "Revenge of the Nerds" to "L.A. Confidential" to "The Artist."

The Mulmur Feed Co. production, is written and directed by Michael McGowan. Samuel Goldwyn will release "Still" domestically in 2013.

The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente, vice president and general counsel of Samuel Goldwyn Films and by Ben Weiss of Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.