Akin to directors Doremus, Pellington, Cary & Jon, and Perry who all have Sundance track records, so too does Park Pictures Features, a sister shop to commercial/branded content production company Park Pictures. Since its launch in 2011, Park Pictures Features has had six feature premieres at Sundance: Robot & Frank (2012), Infinitely Polar Bear (2014), God’s Pocket (2014), Cop Car (2015), Other People (2016) and The Hero (2017).
Directed by Brett Haley, The Hero was produced by Northern Lights, Park Pictures Features and Houston King Productions. The cast includes Sam Elliott, Nick Offerman, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter and Katherine Ross. The Hero centers on Lee (portrayed by Elliot), a former Western film icon, who is living a comfortable existence, smoking weed and lending his golden voice to advertisements. After receiving a lifetime achievement award and unexpected news, Lee reexamines his past, while a chance meeting with a sardonic comic has him looking to the future. Haley and Marc Basch scripted The Hero.
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