The Weinstein Company takes on A Single Man

The Weinstein’s have acquired U.S. and German distribution rights to Tom Ford’s directorial debut, A Single Man, an adaptation of a novel by Christopher Isherwood, which stars Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

A Single Man premiered at Venice Film Festival, where Firth received the Best Actor prize. The film is currently at the Toronto International Film Festival and is scheduled to play at the London Film Festival on October 16th and at the Tokyo Film Festival on October 19th.

“I could not be happier to be working with the Weinstein’s on the release of A Single Man. I have always admired Harvey’s great passion for film. Harvey and I have talked about a collaboration for years, in fact since our first meeting more than 10 years ago. I am ecstatic that we will finally be working together,” said Ford.

Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A Single Man, is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim (Matthew Goode). George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters, ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley (Julianne Moore), a 48 year old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George’s, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit. A Single Man is a romantic tale of love interrupted, the isolation that is an inherent part of the human condition, and ultimately the importance of the seemingly smaller moments in life.

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