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Sony Pictures Classics nabs Gus Van Sant's RESTLESS

Sony Pictures Classics has purchased the rights to Gus Van Sant's new film Restless. The film stars Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk and Luisa Strus. Bryce Dallas Howard, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard are producing under the Imagine Entertainment banner and Columbia Pictures. SPC expects a fall release. The script was written by Jason Lew and tells the story of "a powerful and emotional coming of age story that centers on the relationship of two outsiders brought together by unforeseen circumstances. The story of friendship becomes an engaging and provocative love story."

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Official Press Release:

NEW YORK (March 31, 2011) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they will release Gus Van Sant’s new film, RESTLESS, in North America, with Sony Pictures Releasing International distributing the film in the rest of the world. Jason Lew penned the film’s script that stars Henry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Ryo Kase, Schuyler Fisk and Luisa Strus. RESTLESS is produced by Bryce Dallas Howard, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard under the Imagine Entertainment banner and Columbia Pictures. SPC expects a fall release.

Van Sant assembled a world class crew to work on RESTLESS, director of photographer Harris Savides (MILK, AMERICAN GANGSTER, ZODIAC), production designer Anne Ross (LOST IN TRANSLATION, SOMEWHERE, THE SQUID AND THE WHALE), editor Elliot Graham (X MEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS, MILK), costume designer Danny Glicker (UP IN THE AIR, MILK, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING) and music by Danny Elfman (ALICE IN WONDERLAND, MILK, SPIDERMAN).

RESTLESS is a powerful and emotional coming of age story that centers on the relationship of two outsiders brought together by unforeseen circumstances. The story of friendship becomes an engaging and provocative love story.

“Having known and admired Gus’ work for years, we are so pleased to be releasing his newest film, which to our mind, is one of his very best. We are also thrilled to be working with producer Bryce Howard and the impressive team at Imagine,” states Sony Pictures Classics.

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