Sundance: Bleeker Street Acquires Romantic Drama ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’

Blythe Danner leads the cast of the romantic drama written and directed by Brett Haley

Last Updated: January 31, 2015 @ 6:02 PM

Bleecker Street has acquired the worldwide rights to Sundance Film Festival hit “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” the company announced on Saturday.

The drama written and directed by Brett Haley stars Blythe Danner (“Meet the Parents”) as a widow who is propelled into the dating world after a sudden loss. Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Martin Starr, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place co-star.

Marc Basch co-wrote the script with Haley, while Rebecca Smith and Laura Smith produced the filmmaker’s first feature, which made its world premiere at Sundance last Tuesday.

“This film has so much heart and so much love for its characters, we immediately fell for it,” Andrew Karpen, CEO of Bleecker Street said in a statement. “Anchoring every scene, Blythe Danner delivers a performance that is so real and so touching from a script that is so funny and empathic, all of us at Bleecker Street can’t wait to bring it to audiences so they can discover what a beautiful story writer/director, Brett Haley, has created.”

The deal was negotiated between Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street with Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content with Laura Smith and Rebecca Green of Two Flints.