Sundance is a very special festival indeed. It is a gateway for filmmakers, and a very effective one too. Now, William H. Macy is benefiting of the festival because his directorial debut, “Rudderless”, has been picked up by Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Co, according to Deadline.
The film is about a grieving father (Macy), in a downward spiral, who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery, he forms a band to play his son’s music, in the hope of finding some catharsis. Music and family are big themes and it’s said to be a hearty tale.
Paramount have acquired the North American rights. It will start with a theatrical run later in the year, in a deal that is taking shape with the Samuel Goldwyn Co.
The film stars Selena Gomez and Anton Yelchin, along with Macy himself and Laurence Fishburne.
This is certainly one to look out for.