PREVIOUSLY, 8:54 PM: Sony Pictures Classics is in exclusive talks to spend $2 million for world rights to Grandma, the Paul Weitz-directed comedy that stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott. The logline: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter shows up needing help. Pic’s brokered by WME Global and premiered Monday at the Yarrow. It features a strong performance by Tomlin that SPC will play up in awards season.
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