LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – September 8, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — CBS Films announced today that it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to “The Sense of an Ending” from FilmNation Entertainment.
“The Sense of an Ending”, which was developed by BBC Films and Origin Pictures, is being directed by Ritesh Batra (“The Lunchbox”) from a screenplay by award-winning playwright Nick Payne based on Julian Barnes’ Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller and produced by David Thompson and Ed Rubin (“Woman In Gold”).
The film stars Academy Award® winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), Charlotte Rampling (“Melancholia”), Harriet Walter (“The Young Victoria”), Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), Billy Howle (“The Seagull”), Freya Mavor (“The White Queen”) and Joe Alywn (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”).
Tony Webster (Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago.
“The Sense of an Ending” represents a perfect storm of creative talent,” commented CBS Films President Terry Press. “It combines a superb cast led by the incomparable Jim Broadbent, the exceptional taste of FilmNation, BBC Films and Origin, and the beautiful talents of director Ritesh Batra whom we have been hoping to work with since audiences fell in love with ‘The Lunchbox.’”
Production is currently underway in London.