Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they acquired worldwide rights to Grandma. The film, written and directed by Paul Weitz, premieres Friday at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott. Grandma is produced by Andrew Miano, Weitz, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas and executive produced by Stephanie Meurer, Dan Balgoyen and Danielle Renfrew Behrens.
In Grandma, Lily Tomlin is Elle Reid. Elle has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.Read More
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival kicked off last night in Park City, Utah, and runs until January 30, when the fest will end with the world premiere of Grandma in a Closing Night Gala screening on Friday, January 30. Deadline has the first clip from director Paul Weitz's latest project, which features comedy legend Lily Tomlin squaring off against rising star Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, The Stand) in a foul-mouthed exchange.
The story centers on self-described misanthrope Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin), who has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future. This scene shows how Elle tries to get Cam (Nat Wolff) to come up with some cash, since it appears Cam got Sage pregnant, with Elle taking some harsh potshots at young Cam and his attempt at a beard.Read More