24 January 2014 3:02 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, 2:58 Pm: Sony Pictures Classics has confirmed Deadline’s report from yesterday, acquiring Ira Sachs’ Sundance pic  Love Is Strange for North America, Germany and Scandinavia. Read the release below after the original story. Previous, Thursday Am: Sony Pictures Classics is acquiring Love Is Strange, the film scripted and directed by Ira Sachs that stars Alfred Molina, John Lithgow, Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne JacksonDarren Burrows and Charlie Tahan. The timely film is about two longtime gay lovers who finally get married. One of them then gets fired and is unable to pay the rent. The couple must move in, separately, with a nephew and his family in Brooklyn and the two gay cops next door. The film got a strong response when it premiered last Saturday at the Eccles Theater. The deal is being made by Wme Global. The film also got a French distribution deal with Pretty Pictures right after its premiere. »


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