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SXSW 2014: Sony acquires international rights to comedy drama 'Space Station 76'

Space Station 76 poster
Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) made an early splash today with the announcement that they have acquired all international rights on "Space Station 76" from writer/director Jack Plotnick, on the eve of its SXSW premiere.

The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, Marisa Coughlan, Kylie Rogers, Kali Rocha, Jerry O'Connell and Keir Dullea and was written by Jack Plotnick, Jennifer Cox, Sam Pancake, Kali Rocha and Michael Stoyanov.

"Space Station 76" is described as a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future.

When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets.

Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.

“We are thrilled to be working with SPWA as our international distribution partner and are excited for the film to reach a large, earthly audience” shared director and co-writer Jack Plotnick.

The film was produced by Edward Parks, Rachel Ward, Dan Burks, Joel Michaely and Katherine Ann McGregor. Niraj Bhatia and Frank Mele serve as executive producers. T

he deal was negotiated by Edward Parks and Frank Mele of Rival Pictures, and their legal team at Reder & Feig, and Michael Helfand and Joe Matukewicz on behalf of SPWA.

U.S. rights are being handled by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.

"Space Station 76" premieres at SXSW 2014, as part of the Visions section, on Saturday, March 8 at 5 pm at the Topfer Theatre in Austin, Texas.

For more info visit: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_FS15102

SOURCE: Sony Pictures / SXSW