Sarah Silverman Film Set for November Release From Roadside
by Eugene Hernandez
Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff's Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. theatrical and TV rights to "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic," the duo announced Monday. The film, written by Silverman and directed by video director Liam Lynch, is based on comedian Silverman's off-Broadway show and screened at SXSW and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. It was produced by Heidi Herzon, Mark Williams and Randy Sosin.
The film, to be released in theaters in November, includes performance footage in front of a live audience, as well as musical numbers and backstage antics. Appearing along with Silverman, are comedians Bob Odenkirk and Brian Posehn, as well as Silverman's band, The Silver Men.
"This film will cement Sarah's reputation as the funniest and most daring comic working today," said Roadside Attractions Co-President Eric d'Arbeloff. "Our only concern is that if everyone in the audience laughs as hard as we did when we saw it, nobody will hear the lines."
Silverman has been seen on screen in "School of Rock," and "Mr. Show," as well as "The Larry Sanders Show." She was a staff writer for "Saturday Night Live," and performs a voice on "Crank Yankers."
Upcoming Roadside releases include Marcos Siega's "Pretty Persuasion," while the company is currently releasing, Charles Dance's "Ladies In Lavender," and Eytan Fox's "Walk on Water." Recent releases include "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and Morgan Spurlock's "Super Size Me."