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Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to And While We Were Here, writer-director Kat Coiro’s second collaboration with actress Kate Bosworth, following the 2012 comedy L!fe Happens.
And While We Were Here, which is inspired by a set of audiotapes Coiro (A Case of You) made of her late grandmother, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca and Locarno film festivals and will be released on Ultra VOD on Aug. 13 and in theaters Sept. 13.
Set against the backdrop of the Island of Ischia, off Italy’s Amalfi Coast, And While We Were Here follows a young American writer (Bosworth) who finds herself at a personal and professional crossroads when she accompanies her husband (Iddo Goldberg) on a business trip. While escaping the mundane life of her strained marriage by adapting her grandmother’s World War II stories (narrated by Claire Bloom) into a memoir, she stumbles into a romantic affair with a younger man (Jamie Blackley) who complicates her life even further.
“We are excited to work with filmmaker Kat Coiro on this beautiful and artistic film,“ Well Go president Doris Pfardrescher said. “It’s amazing how she has interwoven her personal inspiration of her grandmother’s stories with a compelling take on the needs we have in modern relationships.”
Added Coiro: “We believe the pretheatrical on-demand distribution model will be a successful one for this project, and I look forward to the collaboration with Doris and her team.”
And While We Were Here was financed by Paris Kasidokostas Latsis and Terry Dougas’ 1821 Pictures and produced by Lauren Bratman and Coiro.
The deal was brokered between Pfardrescher and WME’s Deb McIntosh on behalf of the filmmakers.
Email: Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com, Twitter: @TatianaSiegel27
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