Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Diane Lane’s ‘Paris Can Wait’

Toronto 2016: Eleanor Coppola-directed film also stars Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin

Sony Pictures Classics has bought the North American rights to “Paris Can Wait,” the feature directorial debut of Eleanor Coppola.

The film stars Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and Alec Baldwin and follows an American woman in a lifeless marriage who suddenly finds herself on a road trip from Cannes to Paris with a handsome Frenchman.

Coppola previously directed the famed 1991 documentary “Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse,” about the tumultuous making of the classic Vietnam war epic “Apocalypse Now,” which was directed by her husband Francis Ford Coppola. She won an Emmy and several critics prizes for the acclaimed documentary, but it was snubbed by the Oscars. She has been in the industry for five decades now.

“Paris Can Wait” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12. Sony Pictures Classics previously acquired “The Leisure Seeker” starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren.

Michael Zakin, Molly Thompson, Rob Sharenow, Tanya Lopez, and Lisa Hamilton Daly all serve as executive producers on “Paris Can Wait.” Fred Roos produced.

ICM Partners negotiated the U.S. deal.

In August, the studio acquired Pedro Almodóvar’s film library, including “Pepi, Luci, Bom;” “Labyrinth of Passion;” “Dark Habits” and “What Have I Done to Deserve This?”

Sony Pictures Classics has set a December 21 theater release for his film “Julieta.”