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Tribeca Film has acquired all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s The Comedy, starring Tim Heidecker as an aging Brooklyn hipster.
The distributor is planning a select theatrical release day and date with a VOD and online launch.
The movie, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and also played South By Southwest, was produced by the indie music label Jagjaguwar in conjunction with Greyshack Films and Larry Fessenden‘s Glass Eye Pix, with Mike S. Ryan and Brent Kunkle serving as producers. Rough House Pictures, the production company run by Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, and Matt Reilly, attached itself to the film during Sundance.
It also stars Eric Wareheim, James Murphy and Gregg Turkington, a.k.a. “Neil Hamburger.”
“Tim Heidecker’s performance pushes the limits and the result is a film that feels refreshingly new and fearless,” Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Geoff Gilmore said.
The deal was negotiated for Tribeca by acquisitions consultant Randy Manis and Nick Savva, director of acquisitions, and on behalf of the filmmakers by Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine.
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