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.
"We were 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."
Quinn, 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."