MUMBAI: Paramount Pictures and Indian Paintbrush have acquired the worldwide acquisition of Like Crazy for Paramount Pictures to release in 2011.
The Super Crispy Entertainment production from co-writer and director Drake Doremus, producers Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling of Super Crispy Entertainment, and executive producers Audrey and Zygi Wilf had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.
Starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones and Jennifer Lawrence, Like Crazy was written by Doremus and Ben York Jones. The story follows a British college student who falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she’s banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Paramount’s Film Group president Adam Goodman and Paramount senior vice president of productions and acquisitions Matt Brodlie, along with Indian Paintbrush president of production Mark Roybal negotiated for the rights with the film’s reps Rich Klubeck and David Flynn from UTA, along with Schwartz and Doremus’ attorney Lawrence Kopeikin from Morris Yorn.
Said Goodman, "Along with our partners at Indian Paintbrush, we are extremely pleased to be a part of such a great movie, and look forward to working with Drake, Jonathan, Andrea and a tremendous cast of actors."
A spokesperson for Indian Paintbrush added, "Drake is a brilliant filmmaker, who has crafted a fresh, iconic film. With Paramount’s unrivaled production and marketing teams, Drake, Jonathan, Andrea and their amazing cast are in great hands to share this jewel of a film with the world."
"Paramount and Indian Paintbrush’s passion and commitment towards the film is incredibly exciting," said Super Crispy Entertainment president and producer Jonathan Schwartz.