Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the North American rights to “Hearts Beat Loud” at the Sundance Film Festival, the global content studio announced on Wednesday.
Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons star as a father and daughter who live in Red Hook, Brooklyn, who become a songwriting duo the summer before she heads off to college. Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette also star.
Brett Haley wrote and directed the film. March Basch also served as a co-writer. Keegan DeWitt wrote original songs for the film.
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 and Offerman executive produced.
Last week, Sony Worldwide Acquisitions brought the international rights to the drama, excluding the North American rights.
“Brett masterfully integrates music’s unique ability to bring people together across boundaries and generations,” said Van Toffler, CEO of Gunpowder & Sky. “The film’s uplifting spirit, accompanied by killer performances encapsulates life’s twisted emotional journey. We couldn’t be more fired up to work with Brett and the team to take the film out to the audiences.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Van Toffler and Gunpowder & Sky on our theatrical release,” said Haley. “Their vision and passion for the project was apparent, and their team’s expertise with music-driven films make them the ideal distributor to bring our movie to audiences across the country.”
The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content and Erika Canchola of Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers and Janet Brown and Jake Hanly negotiating on behalf of Gunpowder & Sky.
The film is planned for release in summer 2018.