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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires 'At Any Price'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 3, 2012 at 6:53PM

In advance of festival premieres at Venice and Toronto, Sony Pictures Classics has scooped up all North American and Eastern European rights (excluding CIS and Russia) to Ramin Bahrani's "At Any Price," starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham, which debuted in the Cannes market.
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"At Any Price"
"At Any Price"


In advance of festival premieres at Venice and Toronto, Sony Pictures Classics has scooped up all North American and Eastern European rights (excluding CIS and Russia) to Ramin Bahrani's "At Any Price," starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens and Heather Graham, which debuted in the Cannes market.

"At Any Price" marks a turn toward accessible filmmaking for Bahrani, who directed critically acclaimed art films "Goodbye Solo," "Man Push Cart" and "Chop Shop."  The synopsis is below:

Set in the competitive world of modern agriculture, AT ANY PRICE centers on ambitious Henry Whipple (Quaid), who wants his rebellious son Dean (Efron) to help expand his family’s farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business unfolds, father and son are pushed into an unexpected situation that threatens the family’s entire livelihood.

Pamela Koffler, Teddy Schwarzman, Justin Nappi, Kevin Turen, Christine Vachon, and Bahrani are producers of the film.  Executive producers include Ron Curtis, Mohammed Al Turki, Brian Young and Eric Nyari. The film is financed by Black Bear Pictures and TreeHouse Pictures.

This article is related to: Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Sony Pictures Classics, Sony/Screen Gems/Sony Pictures Classics, Festivals, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.