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The Exchange has sold all French distribution rights for coming-of-age film The Spectacular Now to Eurozoom, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller star in the film, which had its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where the actors received the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting.
The deal was brokered by Nat McCormick from The Exchange and Amel Lacombe from Eurozoom.
Also starring Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo, The Spectacular Now, from 21 Laps Entertainment, was released in the U.S. by A24 on Aug. 2, 2013. The film about a hard partying teenage boy who meets an unusual “nice girl” has done a solid $5.7 million domestically.
“We are delighted and honored to work on the French release of The Spectacular Now, a wonderful and sensible movie that begins like a typical teen romcom only to catch us by surprise and evolve into this brilliant and heartfelt growing up experience. We are confident that not only French young moviegoers but also a more mature audience will relate to the exceptional acting performance of Shailene and Miles and to the expertise and grace of director James Ponsoldt,” said Lacombe.
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