Heather Graham’s first turn in the director’s chair is heading to the American Film Market and has a distributor already lined up for North America.
Arclight Film will be handling worldwide sales on Half Magic — written, directed and toplined by the Boogie Nights and Bowfinger star — and will screen the completed film to buyers at AFM. A deal for North America was struck ahead of the market, with eOne’s Momentum Pictures imprint set to release the film in February. The news was announced Monday by Arclight Films CEO Gary Hamilton.
Half Magic is a satirical comedy about three women who use their newly formed sisterhood to fight against sexism, bad relationships and low self-esteem. Through embracing their wild adventures, they learn the secret to ultimate fulfillment.
Alongside Graham, the film stars Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Angela Kinsey (The Office) and Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live, Superstar). Also headlining the film are Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, 17 Again) and Chris D’Elia (Band Aid, Celeste and Jesse Forever).
“Heather Graham has crafted a hilarious film that explores themes of female empowerment through sex, work and friendship, touching on the issues that remain ever so prevalent in today’s workplace,” said Hamilton. “With a cast full of comedy superstars, Half Magic is a charming and heartfelt take on the friends and relationships that pull people through and we are thrilled to share this new film with our buyers at AFM.”
Half Magic is a Bill Sheinberg production and is produced by The Bubble Factory’s Bill, Jonathan and Sid Sheinberg (Flipper, A Simple Wish, For Richer or Poorer, The Devil’s Tomb).