Screen Media Films has announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to “Alex of Venice,” actor Chris Messina’s (“The Mindy Project”) directorial debut which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays a workaholic environmental attorney who is forced to reinvent herself after her house husband (Messina) decides he’s fed up with being a stay-at-home dad and leaves. Her eccentric sister (Katie Nehra) comes to stay with her and help out around the house, which includes caring for their aging yet still aspiring actor father, played by Don Johnson.
“‘Alex of Venice’ features some of the strongest performances we’ve seen in a long time, which speaks highly to Chris’ direction,” said Seth Needle of Screen Media.
“Alex of Venice” will continue on the festival circuit with stops at the Deauville, Napa Valley and Hollywood Film Festivals, before hitting theaters and On Demand in the first half of 2015.