Olivia Wilde-Jason Bateman Film 'Longest Week' Gets Picked Up by Gravitas
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all U.S. rights to the comedy The Longest Week starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde, Billy Crudup and Jenny Slate.
The film marks the feature debut of writer-director Peter Glanz and is based on his short A Relationship in Four Days, which was an official selection of the Cannes and Sundance film festivals. The film will be released theatrically and on video-on-demand on Sept. 5.
As he eases into adulthood at the age of 40, Conrad Valmont (Bateman), the over-educated, under-employed heir to the Valmont Hotel fortune, is cut off from his allowance following his parents' abrupt divorce and tossed out into the unforgiving streets of the Upper West Side. Luckily, he is taken in by his old friend Dylan (Crudup) and returns the favor by immediately falling for Dylan's girlfriend, Beatrice (Wilde). As Conrad attempts to woo Beatrice while keeping both their relationship and his bank balance secret, Dylan tries to set him up with Jocelyn (Slate). Ever committed to the charade that he eventually finds difficult to maintain, Conrad quickly realizes his charm can only extend so far.
"The Longest Week and the performances of Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup offer a refreshing new perspective on a timeless love triangle. With the film, Peter Glanz follows in the great tradition of Woody Allen, Whit Stillman and Wes Anderson in incisively and hilariously portraying the challenges of falling in and out of love in Manhattan,” said Gravitas founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher.
The film was financed and produced by YRF Entertainment, the company behind Grace of Monaco. Longest Week was produced in association with Armian Pictures, Atlantic Pictures and Far Hills.
Uday Chopra and Neda Armian produced Longest Week. Jonathan Reiman, Chris Marsh, Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne executive produced.
"Upon hearing Gravitas Ventures' strategy for the film, we realized immediately that they are at the cutting edge of independent film distribution and would do a fantastic job with this film," said Chopra, YRF's CEO.