Sundance: A24 Nabs Gillian Robespierre's 'Obvious Child'
PARK CITY – Two days after picking up Lynn Shelton's Laggies, A24 has acquired North American distribution rights to the comedy Obvious Child. A source pegs the deal at low seven figures.
Starring stand-up comedian Jenny Slate, the film premiered Jan. 17 as part of the festival's Next section.
Gillian Robespierre wrote and directed the film, dubbed an abortion comedy, which follows a 27-year-old Brooklyn comedian who gets dumped by her two-timing boyfriend and finds herself pregnant. As her date with Planned Parenthood for a scheduled abortion draws near, she must confront her doubts and fears like never before.
Obvious Child is a Rooks Nest Entertainment, Sundial Pictures and Votiv Films production. Elisabeth Holm produced alongside Slate, Robespierre and David Kaplan.
A24 plans a theatrical release in 2014. (A24 is owned by Guggenheim Partners, parent company of The Hollywood Reporter.)
WME repped the film.