Gravitas Ventures Nabs 'A**holes: A Theory' Doc (Exclusive)

Assholes: A Theory
John Walker Productions and National Film Board of Canada

John Walker's documentary, based on Aaron James' book about just how many rude and nasty people the world can tolerate, is set for an Oct. 30 theatrical release.

Gravitas Ventures has picked up the U.S. rights to John Walker's documentary Assholes: A Theory, ahead of an Oct. 30 theatrical release.

The National Film Board of Canada film is based on Aaron James best-selling book of the same name, which questions just how many rude and nasty people contemporary society can tolerate and the uncivil swamp from which they emerge. Gravitas Ventures also plans an on demand release on Nov. 6.

“A-holes have been around forever, but here, in this film, we have a thoughtful approach to quantifying the traits and practices of these types of people. Veteran filmmaker John Walker expounds upon Aaron James’ literary theories in an engaging and thoroughly entertaining way," Nick Royak, senior acquisitions manager at Gravitas Ventures, said in a statement.

Assholes: a Theory features Monty Python alum John Cleese, Italian novelist Edoardo Albinati, Aaron James and ex-cop Sherry Lee Benson-Podolchuk and is produced by Ann Bernier, Annette Clarke, and John Walker.

"We are thrilled that Gravitas is taking on the release and are looking forward to sharing the film with the U.S. audience.” director Walker said in a statement.

Royak negotiated the deal with Nathalie Bourdon and Oscar Rangel.