Sundance: Fox Searchlight Picks Up Noah Baumbach's 'Mistress America'

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“Noah's distinct cinematic voice and keen sense of humor are an ideal fit for what we do at Searchlight. We are thrilled to be working with Noah and Greta and couldn't be more excited to be taking their new collaboration to audiences,” said Fox Searchlight pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula.

Ahead of its Sundance premiere, Noah Baumbach's Mistress America has been acquired by Fox Searchlight.

“Noah's distinct cinematic voice and keen sense of humor are an ideal fit for what we do at Searchlight. We are thrilled to be working with Noah and Greta and couldn't be more excited to be taking their new collaboration to audiences,” said Fox Searchlight pictures presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula.

Starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke, the film tells the story of a New York college freshman (Kirke) that is rescued from her loneliness by her adventurous soon-to-be stepsister (Gerwig) who lives in Times Square.

Gerwig became widely recognized for her performance in Baumbach's 2012 film Frances Ha, receiving a 2014 Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. 

The film was produced by Scott Rudin, Lila Yacoub, Rodrigo Teixera and produced and written by Baumbach and Gerwig. Fox Searchlight’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions, Tony Safford, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs Megan O’Brien and Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Ray Strache brokered the deal.

“We’re so excited about Noah’s film, and Fox Searchlight as its distributor is just the perfect match,” said RT Features’ Teixera. RT Features also produced Baumbach's Frances Ha.

The film will be scheduled for release in 2015.

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