Sony Pictures Classics picks up MADE IN DAGENHAM
If there is one studio that has done more for independent and foreign films, it’s Sony Pictures Classics. The champion of anything foreign, the studio recently hit pretty high success with releases like COCO BEFORE CHANEL, THE WHITE RIBBON, and last year's critical darling, AN EDUCATION.
Well, the studio appears to be back at it and, according to The Playlist, have picked up the rights to MADE IN DAGENHAM. The film features a cast that includes Sally Hawkins, Rosamund Pike, Miranda Richardson, and Andrea Riseborough and is a "a rousing, inspirational, entertaining and often hilarious dramatization inspired by the true story of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in support of equal pay. The actions of these women — the Erin Brockovich's of 1960s Essex — had an impact not only around the U.K. but the world, leaving a lasting legacy that had a permanent impact on women's role in society."
The project is the newest film from CALENDAR GIRLS director Nigel Cole, and while that gives me pause, I can’t help but look forward to getting a chance to see this film. It sounds like it could be one hell of a big hit, and hopefully they will get on setting a U.S. release schedule fast, so we all get a chance to check it out.
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