Ahead of the film’s Park City world premiere today, Tribeca Film has snapped up North American rights to comedian Kevin Pollak’s directorial debut “Misery Loves Company.” This Heretic Films and NewAley Pictures coproduction features an array of comic talking heads, including Tom Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Jon Favreau, Lisa Kudrow, Larry David, Steve Coogan, Jim Gaffigan, and Whoopi Goldberg.
Pollak melds in-depth interviews with famous funny men and women who offer anecdotes and insights from the comedy underbelly to reveal the strangeness—and “Misery,” we can safely surmise—hidden beneath the profession.
The partly-Kickstarted film is written by Pollak and John Varhous, and produced by Becky Newhall, Burton Ritchie and Barry Katz. Ben Galecki, Ashton Newhall, Liz Davidson and Jess Ravich are the executive producers. Tribeca is targeting a 2015 spring release.