Autism-Themed 'Jane Wants a Boyfriend' Nabbed by FilmBuff for U.S.
Directed by William Sullivan, the film stars Louisa Krause and Eliza Dushku as sisters.
FilmBuff has picked up worldwide rights to the sibling dramedy Jane Wants a Boyfriend.
Directed by William Sullivan, the film stars Louisa Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Eliza Dushku (TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Gabriel Ebert (Ricki and the Flash) and Amir Arison (TV’s The Blacklist).
FilmBuff will release the film in theaters and on all major VOD platforms on March 25.
Jane Wants a Boyfriend revolves around Jane, a bright-eyed twentysomething autistic woman (Krause), and her overprotective, recently engaged older sister Bianca (Dushku). When their parents announce that they are moving out of their Brooklyn brownstone and heading to the New Jersey suburbs, they propose the sisters move in together — a suggestion that throws Bianca for a loop and forces her to reexamine her relationship with her sister. Jarrett Kerr wrote the screenplay.
“Jane is a very personal film that has impacted me and everyone involved,” Sullivan said Tuesday in a statement. “We will now have the opportunity to connect with individuals on the spectrum all over the country, to help inspire them, their families and anyone who wants to be loved and treated equally."
Sullivan produced the pic alongside Lauren Brady, Anne Dempsey, Josh Fisher, Findlay Parke and Brian Streem.
Sam Scupp negotiated the deal for Jane Wants a Boyfriend on behalf of FilmBuff.
The distributor's recent films include Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The House I Live In, Artifact, Road Hard and The Internet’s Own Boy.