Another film acquisition was made at the Sundance Film Festival 2021. This time the drama Jockey is included as the title, which is considered to be one of the most likely films to be bought at the festival. The film now has a home at Sony Pictures Classics, which has long been a good place for independent drama. Sundance is bringing the indie to market in literally a few moments, so we’ll see if it’s any good in a moment, but that’s a solid sign at least. Sit tight, there are many more acquisitions from this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival. Even without Park City as a locale, things heat up!
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Sony Pictures Classics picked up Clint Bentley’s jockey on the second night of this year’s Sundance Film Festival and acquired all worldwide rights to the film.
Bentley’s film premieres in the US Dramatic Competition section on Sunday, January 31st, and follows an aging jockey (Clifton Collins, Jr.) hoping to win one final title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker) who made him owns what seems to be a championship horse. However, the years and injuries have put a heavy strain on his body, calling into question the jockey’s ability to carry on his lifelong passion. The arrival of a rookie driver (Moises Arias) who claims to be his son complicates the jockey’s plans to achieve his dream.
“Filmmakers Clint Bentley (an impressive directorial debut), co-writer Greg Kwedar and producer Nancy Schafer made such a good film that is engaging, satisfying, visual and accurate cinematic storytelling,” said Sony Pictures Classics in a statement . “JOCKEY is anchored in a truly amazing performance by Clifton Collins Jr., an actor whom we have admired in so many roles for over two decades (from Capote to Westworld) and who is skillfully supported by Molly Parker and Moses Arias. It’s about what happens to a professional at the end of a career with a horse racing background, a topic that interests audiences around the world. We look forward to making the film available to a wide audience this year. “
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