HPI Picks Up

Josh Radnor’s ‘Liberal Arts’

Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International has picked up international rights to Josh Radnor’s LIBERAL ARTS. Radnor wrote, directed and stars in this light-hearted drama with an ensemble cast that includes Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney and Zac Efron. HPI’s president Ruzanna Kegeyan will be spearheading sales on the project at the upcoming American Film Market.

The film centers on Jesse Fisher (Radnor) who, after returning to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement dinner, discovers that life is passing him by. He falls for a 19-year-old coed (Olsen), and is faced with the powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Radnor produced along with Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Lauren Munsch of BCDF Pictures (HIGHER GROUND, PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING), and Jesse Hara (HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE).

Hyde Park International has become one of the most important foreign sales companies in the world and is a permanent fixture at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, and the American Film Market. The company is focused on representing commercial fare as well as award-winning films that serve the global marketplace. The company’s slate includes GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D in partnership with Sony and starring Nic Cage which opens worldwide day-and-date on February 17, 2012; the spy thriller THE DOUBLE starring Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Stephen Moyer, Stana Katic and Martin Sheen which opens nationwide in the US on October 28; as well as indie favorites such as Richard Linklater’s BERNIE starring Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey, and Shirley MacLaine; the award-winning BLUE VALENTINE starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams; and the Paul Rudd comedy OUR IDIOT BROTHER.