Screen Media Picks Up Dark Comedy 'The Lie'

Joshua Leonard directed and stars in the film based on a T. C. Boyle short story

Screen Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Joshua Leonard’s The Lie, a dark comedy that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

In addition to directing, Leonard, whose acting credits include The Blair Witch Project and Humpday,  also stars in the film, based on a T. C. Boyle short story that first appeared in the New Yorker, about a man who tells a lie that inadvertently changes his life.

The movie, which also stars Jess Wexler and Mark Webber, was produced by Mary Pat Bentel and executive produced by Siriam Das and Mitchell Goldman of Das Films.

The deal was negotiated by Robert Baruc and Suzanne Blech on behalf of Screen Media with Rena Ronson and Bec Smith at UTA.

Screen Media will release the film in the fall theatrically in select cities along with a simultaneous day and date VOD release.  

 

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