Focus World has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the action romantic-comedy “Mr. Right,” from director Paco Cabezas and “American Ultra” screenwriter Max Landis. The movie features a star-studded ensemble headed up by Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund and RZA co-star.
Kendrick stars as a single woman who has vowed to stop searching for love. Enter Rockwell’s Mr. Right, who is charming, handsome and also happens to be a hitman. The action rom-com that follows answers the question of whether the two are crazy in love or just plain crazy.
The deal was negotiated by Anjay Nagpal, SVP of Focus World, with Beth Lemberger, Focus Features’ EVP of Business Affairs, and Gene Kang, Focus Features’ VP of Business Affairs, on behalf of the studio, and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra/Affinity is overseeing international rights to the film.
The film has screened for critics at TIFF and will have its official world premiere as the Closing Night Gala Presentation this weekend. Focus World is planning a theatrical and On Demand release, though no specific date has been set.