Tale, The: Laura Dern’s Sundance Fest Drama

The Tale, high-profile dramatic movie, at the 2018 Sundance Film Fest, has sold to HBO Films.

Laura Dern stars as a professor and filmmaker who is a survivor of sexual abuse, as she recalls what happened to her when she was 13.

Based on writer-director Jennifer Fox’s own life, The Tale was one of the most talked about and timely films to screen at Sundance, due to the #MeToo movement.

The Tale will premiere on HBO, making it eligible for the Emmys.

“It has always been my intent to find an engaged distribution partner who deeply understands the wide reach of the project, not just as a film, but also for the impact it can have on a larger global conversation,” Fox said in a statement. “In a world in which stories like mine have often been pushed into the darkness, no one has been better at shining a light on storytelling and important social issues than HBO. I am overjoyed to be able to take ‘The Tale’ out into the world with such a vibrant and engaged team.”