RADiUS-TWC has acquired worldwide rights to Charlie McDowell’s debut feature, the romantic
comedy “The One I Love, starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss and Ted
Danson, the company announced. The film, which was produced by the Duplass Brothers, had its world premiere at Sundance on Tuesday night.
immediately taken by this love story and completely enraptured by Mark
and Elisabeth’s extraordinary performances. Films
like ‘The One I Love’ do not come around often and we look forward to
giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to discover this special
gem,” said RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego.
Here is a description of the film (from Radius):
“The One I Love” centers on Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss), a married
couple on the brink of separation. At the urging of their therapist
(Danson), they escape to a beautiful vacation house
for a weekend getaway in an attempt to salvage what’s left of their
relationship. What starts off as a relaxing and tranquil retreat soon
spirals into a dizzyingly bizarre experience that forces the couple to
reflect upon the complexities of their troubled
partnership. Over the course of a few days, Ethan and Sophie work
diligently to rediscover their better selves and embrace the unexpected
as everything they once thought was real becomes more and more surreal.
Radius has slated the film for a fourth quarter 2014 release. “On behalf of our entire team, it’s an honor to be partnering
with Tom, Jason and the entire RADiUS and Weinstein family. Their
intense passion for the film has been overwhelming
and we can’t wait to collaborate on the upcoming theatrical release,” said McDowell.
“The One I Love” was written by Justin Lader and produced by Mel Eslyn. The
film was executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, Charlie
McDowell and Lader. “I couldn’t be more psyched to be in business with Tom
and Jason from RADiUS,” said Mark Duplass. “They are true pioneers in the
new ways we are seeing movies and we look forward to surprising
audiences with this unique film.”
Janego and Jason Wald, Manager of Acquisitions, negotiated the deal
with Submarine and ICM Partners. ICM Partners represents
McDowell, Mark & Jay Duplass and Justin Lader.
Earlier this week at Sundance, Radius-TWC acquired North American
rights to the upcoming action thriller “The Night Comes for Us,” which reunites the stars and creative team behind “The Raid: Redemption.”