'20th Century Women,' Starring Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Lands at A24

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From left: Greta Gerwig, Annette Bening, Elle Fanning

Greta Gerwig also stars in Mike Mills' film.

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, starring Annette Bening. 

Mills (Beginners) wrote and directed the film, which also stars Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann.

The drama, set in Santa Barbara in the summer of 1979, follows three women's stories, each from a different era of the 20th century. They come together to help teach Jamie, a teenage boy, about life and love, sex and freedom, men and women.

Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures is producing with Anne Carey of Archer Gray and Youree Henley. A24 plans a release in the fourth quarter of this year.

"From a filmmaker's perspective, it’s a dream come true to work with both Annapurna and now A24,” Mills said Wednesday in a statement. “Especially with a film that is in many ways a portrait to the real women who raised me. Everyone at A24 has been rooting for this film for a long time, which means the world to me, and I’ve always admired how brave, smart and innovative they are about bringing their films to the world — finding diverse new audiences for films that don’t follow the rules.”

UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of Annapurna. Mills also is repped by UTA.