"The Surrogate," which premiered Monday in Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition category, has been bought by Fox Searchlight Pictures, the company announced this morning.
Company presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula praised director Ben Lewin's "touching, uplifting look at one man's desire to experience life to the fullest," in a statement, lauding "the brave and indelible performances by John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy."
The audience at Monday's premiere screening offered two rare standing ovations at the Q-and-A afterwards, according to Tribune movie critic Sean P. Means