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The Film Arcade has picked up U.S. rights to writer-director Jim Strouse’s comedy People, Places, Things.
The film, which made its world premiere in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, will be released this summer.
The story centers on a recently divorced father (Jemaine Clement) who must now navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while letting go of the wife who left him. The film also stars Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus and Stephanie Allynne.
People, Places, Things was produced by Beachside’s Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark and marks the company’s first narrative feature. Summer Shelton executive produced.
Founded in 2012, The Film Arcade’s recent films include the Anne Hathaway starrer Song One, the Ryan Reynolds vehicle The Voices and Love, Rosie with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. The Film Arcade recently acquired Kris Swanberg‘s Unexpected, starring Cobie Smulders.
Strouse’s directorial debut Grace Is Gone won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2007 and received two Golden Globe nominations. His second feature, The Winning Season, also screened at Sundance.
“We’re big fans of Jim’s earlier films, and he impressed us once again with People, Places, Things, which is a witty and refreshingly honest look at modern-day relationships,” The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn said. “Jemaine Clement is as funny and charming as ever, and we can’t wait to share Jim’s film with audiences.”
Added Strouse: “People, Places, Things is the type of movie I’ve been working my entire career to make. I’m so excited to be working with the thoughtful team at The Film Arcade to get it out into the world.”
ICM Partners and Cinetic Media repped the filmmakers.
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