Paramount has finally landed at Sundance thanks to its subsidiary Paramount Home Media, which has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Clea DuVall’s directorial debut, “The Intervention.” The company is planning a day-and-date VOD release, and it will now be looking for a third party distributor to handle the movie’s theatrical release. The film reportedly sold for $2.5 million, and the deal comes just days after its Tuesday premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.
“The Intervention” centers around four couples who go on a weekend getaway. As drunken shenanigans ensue, it’s revealed that the trip was really orchestrated as a therapy session for one of the couples’ troubled marriage. DuVall wrote the script and also stars in the movie, which had its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition on Tuesday. The ensemble includes Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Riter and Ben Schwartz.
ICM Partners represented the filmmakers. No release date has been set.