U.S. rights to Matthew Leutwyler’s “Answers to Nothing” have been picked up by Roadside Attractions. The distributor plans a nationwide release December 2.
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– Roadside Attractions announced today that is has acquired all U.S. rights to “Answers to Nothing,” directed by Matthew Leutwyler (“The River Why”) and starring Dane Cook, and will release the film nationwide on December 2, 2011. “Answers to Nothing” is a gritty drama of interweaving stories set in Los Angeles against the backdrop of a child kidnapping case.
Along with Cook, the film also features Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost,” “V”), Julie Benz (“Dexter,” “Rambo”), Academy-Award Nominee Barbara Hershey (“Portrait of a Lady”), Zach Gilford (“Friday Night Lights,” “Dare”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), Erik Palladino (“ER”), Mark Kelly (“Mad Men”), Aja Volkman (lead singer of the band Nico Vega), and Miranda Bailey (“The OH in Ohio”).
“Answers to Nothing” is based on an original story by Matthew Leutwyler, who also wrote the screenplay with Gillian Vigman. The film was produced by Amanda Marshall of LA-based production company, Ambush Entertainment (“Super”) and Sim Sarna. Ambush’s financing arm, Cold Iron Pictures, financed the film. The director of photography is David Jones, the production designer is Joe Lemmon, the editor is Matthew Leutwyler, and the costume designer is Keri Smith.
The domestic deal was announced by Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff, Co-Presidents of Roadside Attractions.
“This is the most personal film I have ever made so getting it in the hands of a company like Roadside is a dream come true. They have an amazing track record with thought provoking independent movies and I am thrilled that they believe in our film as much as we do,” said Leutwyler.
“It’s great to see Dane in an unexpected dramatic role, and he hits it out of the park in this strong film,” said Cohen.
Howard Cohen negotiated on behalf of Roadside Attractions and Greg Bernstein on behalf of Ambush.