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SXSW Deal Watch: Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group Picks Up 'Space Station 76'

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood March 8, 2014 at 12:30PM

Just ahead of its Saturday premiere in the SXSW Visions section, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) have acquired all international rights on writer-director Jack Plotnick's comedy 'Space Station 76.' The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and "2001: A Space Odyssey" star Keir Dullea.
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'Space Station 76'
'Space Station 76'

Just ahead of its Saturday premiere in the SXSW Visions section, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) have acquired all international rights on writer-director Jack Plotnick's comedy 'Space Station 76.' The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and "2001: A Space Odyssey" star Keir Dullea. 

Domestic rights are still up for grabs via Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content.

SPACE STATION 76 is 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.

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.  


This article is related to: SXSW, South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW), Patrick Wilson


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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.