New acquisition: After the Wedding

Vertigo Releasing is proud to announce the acquisition of AFTER THE WEDDING for UK and Ireland, from international sales outfit Cornerstone Films.

Written and directed by Bart Freundlich (Mozart in the Jungle, The Rebound), AFTER THE WEDDING stars Julianne Moore (Still Alice, Gloria Bell) Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, The Greatest Showman), Billy Crudup (Alien: Covenant, 20th Century Women) and Abby Quinn (Radium Girls). It is presented by Ingenious Media, Riverstone Pictures and Rock Island Films and is produced by Joel B. Michaels and Harry Finkel. The film is based on the Academy Award-nominated film by Susanne Bier.

AFTER THE WEDDING centers on Isabel (Williams), who travels to New York to meet with Theresa (Moore), a wealthy benefactor, to seek funding for her orphanage in India. When Theresa and her husband Oscar (Crudup) invite Isabel to their daughter’s wedding (Quinn), their seemingly unconnected worlds collide in an unexpected and deeply emotional journey that will alter each of the character’s lives forever.

AFTER THE WEDDING opened Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and recently had its European Premiere at Sundance Film Festival: London. Vertigo will go out in the UK with the film in Autumn of this year.

Rupert Preston, CEO of Vertigo Releasing, said “We are thrilled to be releasing After the Wedding. Its emotional intelligence and the immense power of the talent involved will resonate hugely with audiences across the UK and Ireland”.

Cornerstone Films handled the sale to Vertigo and co-repped the US sale with Endeavor Content to Sony Pictures Classics, who will release the film in the US on August 9th.

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