Paramount Claims Rights to Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Here and Now’

“Sex in the City” actress stars as a singer whose career takes an unexpected turn

Last Updated: August 16, 2018 @ 9:39 AM

Paramount Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired the North American rights to the Sarah Jessica Parker drama “Here and Now,” which will be released day-and-date in theaters and VOD on Nov. 9.

AMBI Distribution will handle theatrical release with Paramount Home Media Distribution handling digital and VOD.

Premiering at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, the film stars Parker as Vivienne, a successful New York singer/songwriter whose career takes an unexpected blow when she receives some shocking news. With the help of her mother (Jacqueline Bisset) and ex-husband (Simon Baker), Vivienne fights to make peace with the city around her.

Common also stars as Vivienne’s manager, along with Taylor Kinney, Waleed Zuaiter, and Renee Zellweger. “House of Cards” writer Laura Eason penned the screenplay, with Fabien Constant directing in his feature debut.

“Sarah Jessica Parker, Alison Benson and I fought so hard to bring ‘Here and Now’ to life because we all believed in the truth and depth of Vivienne and the characters around her,” said Constant.  “Drawing such a brutally honest portrait of a modern woman was a challenge that we happily took on full of passion and energy.”

Parker produced the film with Alison Benson, Andrea Iervolino, and Lady Monika Bacardi. Phil Hunt, Compton Ross), Anna Dokoza, and Luca Matrundola are executive producers. Parker is repped by CAA.