RADiUS has announced the acquisition of U.S. rights to “Adult Beginners,” which marked its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It’s been a busy festival for the company which has already acquired Chris Evan’s directorial debut, “Before We Go” and, before the festival started, “The Last Five Years,” starring Anna Kendrick.
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“Adult Beginners,” from first-time feature director Ross Katz, features and ensemble cast including Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, Jane Krakowski and Josh Charles.
The story follows Kroll’s character, a narcissistic entrepreneur whose life is in disarray after a professional failure. He moves in with his pregnant, townie sister (Byrne), brother-in-law (Cannavale) and their 3-year-old kid to become his live-in nanny. The film is based on an original story by Kroll himself and was adapted into a feature-length script by screenwriters Jeff Cox and Elizabeth Flahive.
“The journey of making this movie with this incredible cast has been nothing but joyous,” said Katz.
RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego called “Adult Beginners,” “A long overdue directorial debut – but very much worth the wait. Ross has made a beautifully constructed, hilarious film that we feel privileged to release.”
RADiUS plans a theatrical release in the second quarter of 2015.
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