Kathie Lee Gifford Rom-Com 'Then Came You' Lands at Vertical Entertainment

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The romantic comedy, also starring Craig Ferguson and Elizabeth Hurley, will be released in October.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up the North American distribution rights to Then Came You, a romantic comedy written by and starring Kathie Lee Gifford.

Adriana Trigiani directed the indie, which also stars Craig Ferguson and Elizabeth Hurley and has an original score co-written by Gifford and Brett James. Then Came You sees Gifford play a lonely widow who travels the world with her husband's ashes, and during her first stop in Scotland meets an innkeeper (Ferguson) who changes her life forever.

Veteran television host and singer Gifford in real life was married for 29 years to the legendary NFL player and broadcaster Frank Gifford before his death in 2015 at age 84 years. Vertical plans a one-night showing nationwide via Fathom Events on Sept. 30, followed by an on-demand and digital release on Oct. 2.

"Then Came You is a sincere rom-com about a woman overcoming loss and starting a new chapter of her life. We hope that this sweet and uplifting film brings some escapism and positivity to audiences this fall,” Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment, said in a statement.

The film is produced by Gifford, Matthew T. Weiner and Trigiani. The distribution deal was negotiated by Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector at Vertical, with Theresa Peters and Alex Brunner at UTA acting on behalf of the filmmakers.