Freestyle ready for 'Motherhood'

Distributor picks up comedy set to open in October

Freestyle Releasing will distribute "Motherhood," starring Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. The comedy opens in October in theaters nationwide.

Written and directed by Katherine Dieckman, the film follows Thurman through one day as she prepares for her daughter's 6th birthday party. Edwards plays her husband and Driver her best friend.

Shot in New York's West Village, "Motherhood" was produced by Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon for Killer Films and Jana Edelbaum and Rachel Cohen for the iDeal Partners Film Fund.

"From the outset, 'Motherhood' has been a labor of love for us," the producing quartet said. "As a collection of female filmmakers, we immediately took to the humor and honesty of the project."

An assistant professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts, Dieckman began her career making music videos for such bands as R.E.M. and Wilco. Her film credits include "A Good Baby" and "Diggers."

"Motherhood" had its world premiere in January at Sundance.