Elegy Picked Up For Release

Samuel Goldwyn Films, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group, and Netflix’s Red Envelope Entertainment will release Lakeshore Entertainment’s drama “Elegy” says the trades.

Based on Philip Roth’s short novel “The Dying Animal,” the story follows an impassioned relationship between a professor (Ben Kingsley) and a young woman (Penelope Cruz) as it shifts from a quest to hold dominion over the other into a love story.

Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard and Deborah Harry also star, whilst Spanish helmer Isabel Coixet (“My Life Without Me”) directed.

The film, which premiered in Berlin earlier this year, will hit US theaters in August.