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Magnolia acquires 'Extra Man' rights

Film stars Kevin Kline, Paul Dano; July release planned

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's "The Extra Man."

The film, which debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Kevin Kline as a society escort and Paul Dano as an aspiring writer.

It was written by Berman, Pulcini and Jonathan Ames from Ames' novel of the same name. Likely Story's Anthony Bregman and 3Arts' Stephanie Davis produced. A late July theatrical release is planned.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia's Tom Quinn, Wild Bunch's Agnes Mentre and Carole Baraton and CAA.