The film “Final Portrait” that Clemence Poesy stars in had it’s North American rights acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
The deal was negotiated between CAA and SPC. HanWay Films is handling international sales and distribution and is selling remaining territories in Cannes.
Written and directed by Tucci, the film tells the story of the friendship between American writer James Lord and Alberto Giacometti.
THR’s review of the 1964-set film stated: “Writer-director Stanley Tucci’s fascination with the artistic process yields a lively character study if not quite a full-bodied exploration of the uneven relationship between painter and subject in Final Portrait.”
“Giacometti’s work and life and Lord’s poignant memoir have fascinated me for years. To finally bring my adaptation to the screen with this extraordinary cast and crew has been indeed a pleasure and to have Sony Classics distributing is a great honor,” said Tucci.