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Sony Pictures Classics to Release Whit Stillman's 'Damsels in Distress'

Whit Stillman
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His new comedy - starring Greta Gerwig and Adam Brody - is his first big screen effort since 1998's "The Last Days of Disco."

Sony Pictures Classics announced Tuesday that it will release Whit Stillman's  film, Damsels in Distress.

Stillman hasn't directed a film since The Last Days of Disco in 1998, which starred Chloe Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale.
 
The film stars Greta Gerwig (Greenberg, upcoming Arthur remake), Adam Brody (The Romantics, upcoming Scream 4) and Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid, Love with Steve Carrell, America’s Next Top Model).

It's a comedy that follows a trio of girls at an East Coast university who begin an arts program to help severely depressed students. They become romantically entangled with a group of men, threatening their friendship and sanity.

“We've long admired Whit's films and Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress marries his unique sensibility with the kind of acerbic comedy audiences love. That Martin and Liz are producing the film alongside Whit makes this the perfect partnership for Sony Pictures Classics,” states Sony Pictures Classics.
 
Producer Martin Shafer adds, “After having worked with Sony Pictures Classics on several films in the past and with Whit on his last two pictures, I am thrilled for us all to be united on Violet Wister's Damsels in Distress.”

  Shafer and Liz Glotzer produced alongside Stillman, who also wrote the screenplay.