Emerging indie distributor The Orchard took North American rights to raunchy sex comedy “The Overnight” this morning after a heated after-hours bidding battle– and to the tune of $4 million (says Deadline). Netflix, A24, Bleecker Street, Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate were all rumored to be courting the film amid this unexpectedly fierce Sundance market.
Executive-produced by Sundance MVPs Mark and Jay Duplass, and starring Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman and Taylor Schilling (who’s hot off a SAG Ensemble win for “Orange Is the New Black”), this Dramatic Competition entry marks The Orchard’s most high-profile acquisition to date after 2014 Sundance entry “What We Do in the Shadows.”
Scott and Schilling play a young couple new to Los Angeles, who spend an increasingly bizarre and kinky evening with the swinger parents of their son’s new friend (Vulture digs into some of the film’s racier bits). Reviews have been mixed. While The Playlist calls “Overnight” “hysterically funny,” THR says it’s “A sporadically amusing but not massively well-endowed throwback to that quaint relic, the swinger comedy.”
The Orchard plans to support a wide 2015 theatrical release.