Global distributor Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Matt Tyrnauer‘s latest feature-length documentary Where’s My Roy Cohn? at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.
The 97-minute film, which held its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition, offers an intimate portrait of Cohn and his rise to national prominence.
Cohn, who passed away in 1986, was a lawyer best known for being chief counsel to Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army–McCarthy hearings in 1954. Following the downfall of McCarthyism, Cohn served as an attorney over a 30-year period in New York, representing the likes of Richard Dupont, Donald Trump, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and various mafia figures, including Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante and John Gotti.
Under terms of the deal, Sony Pictures Classic will take rights in North American, the Middle East, Scandinavia, India, South Africa, Benelux, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Latin America, and on worldwide airlines and ships.
Where’s My Roy Cohn? is produced by Altimeter Films in association with Concordia Studio and Wavelength Productions. Producers include Tyrnauer, Corey Reeser, Marie Brenner, Joyce Deep, and Andrea Lewis.
SPC negotiated the deal with Endeavor Content and Donaldson & Callif on behalf of the filmmakers.
Tyrnauer, Reeser and Altimeter films are represented by WME.
“As a filmmaker I have always had the greatest admiration for Sony Pictures Classics, and their extraordinary taste and curatorial eye. They have been behind many of the films I admire most,” said Tyrnauer in a statement. “I can’t think of a better company to bring this film and its message to theatrical audiences across the nation and beyond.”