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Sundance Deal: Amazon Pickup ‘Love and Friendship’ Goes to Roadside for Release in Theaters

Sundance Deal: Amazon Pickup 'Love and Friendship' Goes to Roadside for Release in Theaters

Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions are reteaming on the release of Whit Stillman’s Jane Austen-romance “Love and Friendship” starring his “Last Days of Disco” stars Kate Beckinsale and Choe Sevigne. Amazon acquired the rights long before Sundance’s Saturday debut, a sign of a seller’s market. Roadside handled the theatrical release of Spike Lee’s “Chi-Raq.” 

They’ll follow the same playbook on this adaptation of an unpublished Jane Austen novel. Release the film in theaters, then stream online a month later. Both Amazon and Netflix have picked up titles ahead of Sundance: Netflix nabbed Iranian horror film “Under the Shadow” and comedy “Tallulah” starring Ellen Page.

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