Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the comedy “Mistress America,” directed by Baumbach and cowritten by Baumbach and Greta Gerwig. Here’s the official synopsis for “Mistress America,” which will be released theatrically in 2015.
“In ‘Mistress America, Tracy (newcomer Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.”
Headed for its Sundance Film Festival world premiere in January, “Mistress America” marks Gerwig’s third collaboration with Baumbach after “Greenberg” and “Frances Ha,” a film she also cowrote. Her costar Kirke, sister of “Girls” star Jemima Kirke, recently impressed as a white-trash criminal on the lam in David Fincher’s “Gone Girl.”
The film is produced by Baumbach, Gerwig Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub and Rodrigo Teixera of RT Features, the creative force behind “Frances Ha.” Baumbach’s last feature, 2014 TIFF premiere “While We’re Young,” will be released by A24 Films on March 27.