Sony Pictures Classics Gets Hysteria

Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'Hysteria'

Hugh Dancy and Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'Hysteria'

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the romantic comedy Hysteria for US and South African distribution. Written by Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer and directed by Tanya Wexler, Hysteria is based on the true story of how Mortimer Granville came up with the first electro-mechanical vibrator.
Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett, and Felicity Jones star in the comedy which world premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.
Commenting on Sony Pictures Classics’ acquisition, director Wexler stated, “Hysteria is meant to be both funny and smart. It’s really a movie that says you are in charge of your own happiness. Sony Classics is the perfect company to unleash Hysteria into American movie theatres. They understand ‘smart and funny’ movies better than anyone else out there. They are just what the doctor ordered.”
Hysteria is a winner on all counts. It is funny, fresh and warm. From director Tanya Wexler’s expert filmmaking to her accomplished production team (sets, costumes and cinematography are all impressive) to the great performances from the entire cast (Maggie Gyllenhal is at an all-time career best here), this is a movie audiences will embrace in a major way,” stated Sony Pictures Classics.
Source: Sony Pictures Classics – November 11, 2011


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