As the American Film Market approaches, Radiant Films International will handle foreign rights to “As Cool As I Am,” starring “Homeland”‘s Emmy-winning Claire Danes as well as James Marsden, Sarah Bolger, Thomas Mann, Jeremy Sisto, Peter Fonda and TV chef Mario Batali. Currently in post, the film is directed by Max Mayer and adapted by Virginia Korus Spragg from Pete Fromm’s novel. The synopsis is below:
The film is produced by Matt Williams (“What Women Want”) and Judd Payne (“Bernie”) of Wind Dancer Films, and Anthony Mastromauro of Identity Pictures. Wind Dancer’s David McFadzean and Dete Meserve along with Ginger Sledge serve as exec producers.
The film centers around a bright and intelligent teenage girl, Lucy (Bolger) and her almost boyfriend Kenny (Mann), who come of age in a small rural town. With her often absent and very young parents (Marsden and Danes) more in need of guidance and parenting than their daughter, Lucy turns to cooking shows to cope with the turbulent pains of adolescence and finds particular comfort in the celebrated culinary personality, Mario Batali. While Lucy charges ahead toward womanhood and her dream of becoming a chef, her mother is desperately searching for her own bigger life in this family comedy filled with laughter, tears, sex, love and pasta.