Adopt Films bought US theatrical rights to “Mighty Fine,” Debbie Goodstein’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy drama starring Chazz Palminteri and Andie MacDowell. Adopt plans a platform release that will begin over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend.
Here’s the logline:
Set in the 1970s, “Mighty Fine” is the story of Joe Fine, a charismatic, high-spirited man, who relocates his family—wife Stella, daughters Nathalie and Maddie — from Brooklyn to New Orleans, in search of a better life. Joe’s devotion to his family knows no bounds, and he seeks to provide them with the ultimate in the good life, from a palatial home to a steady string of extravagant gifts. Unfortunately, Joe’s spending spree is wildly out of touch with reality, as his apparel business is teetering on the brink of collapse, a fact he refuses to accept. “Mighty Fine” ultimately shows how coming to terms with the past without judgment is the most fruitful way tomove toward the future.
Goodstein directed the 1988 Holocaust-themed documentary “Voices from the Attic” and wrote the Emmy- nominated “Saying Kaddish.” “Mighty Fine” was produced by Ajae Clearway and Kathryn Wallack. Adopt’s Jeff Lipsky negotiated the deal with film’s co-executive producer Barbara Goodstein.
“Mighty Fine” is the third title acquired by Adopt; all three were directed by women. Marie Losier’s “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye” is scheduled for a March debut and the second, Anne Émond’s “Nuit #1,” will be released in late summer.