MPI acquires 'Paper Man' rights

Film stars Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds

MPI Media Group has acquired North American rights to Michele and Kieran Mulroney's comedy-drama "Paper Man," starring Jeff Daniels, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone and Lisa Kudrow.

"Man" features Daniels as a blocked writer, who converses with an imaginary superhero, played by Reynolds, and who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a Long Island teenager, played by Stone.

The film was produced by FilmColony's Richard Gladstein, Film 360's Guymon Casady and Artfire Films' Art Spigel and Ara Katz, who fully financed the production. Executive producers include Dan Fireman of Fireman Capital Partners, and partner in Artfire, and Darin Friedman of Film 360.

It is a co-production of FilmColony; Film 360, the production division of Management 360; and Artfire Films.

A late spring theatrical release is planned.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, executive vp of MPI Media Group and Dina Kuperstock of CAA.