SEATTLE , Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Amazon Studios says it will release theatrically writer-director Jim Jarmusch's film Paterson starring Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani.
The movie was shot in New York and New Jersey. It is to open this year.
"Paterson is a funny, philosophical and moving story that only Jim can tell. We look forward to working closely with him and supporting his vision in bringing the film to life," Ted Hope, head of motion picture production at Amazon Studios, said in a statement Tuesday. "Adam Driver is one of this generation's most gifted actors. It'll be exciting to see what he and Jim unearth as they explore the intimate and richly textured world of Paterson."
"I'm very happy to be able to make this film, Paterson, with the support of Amazon, K5, and Le Pacte, and to have their expertise and creativity in delivering our film to audiences around the world. I'm also very happy to collaborate with a wonderful cast and crew," Jarmusch added.
Driver plays a bus driver in the city of Paterson, N.J.
"Every day, [Driver's character who is named] Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura [played by Farahani,]" a synopsis said. "By contrast, Laura's world is ever-changing. New dreams come to her almost daily, each a different and inspired project. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week. The quiet triumphs and defeats of daily life are observed, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details."
Driver is known for his work in Girls and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, while Farahani was the star of the film About Elly. Jarmusch's credits include Only Lovers Left Alive, Broken Flowers, Coffee and Cigarettes, and Stranger Than Paradise.