Variety- AMC Networks has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to ON THE ROAD, to be released jointly by the company’s film distribution labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects sometime this fall. Sundance Selects/IFC Films plans a traditional theatrical roll-out, and will handle all downstream platforms.
“We are over the moon ecstatic to be involved with this incredible film,”Sundance Selects/IFC Films prexy Jonathan Sehring told Variety. The pickup is “a statement not only to our entire organization’s love of the project, but to the number of different innovative ways we are going to make sure the film reaches as wide an audience as possible.”
THR- “Walter Salles has made an ambitious and accomplished film out of Jack Kerouac’s iconic novel. It’s a classic road movie with career-making performances from Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, and a terrific showcase for Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst,” Josh Sapan, CEO and president of AMC Networks, said.
“This is a major step forward for us, and we plan to work across AMC Networks in putting all our resources together to make this theatrical release into a significant cultural event,” Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, added.