Roadside has rights to 'Party'

Vinessa Shaw, Willa Holland, Erik Scott Smith among cast

NEW YORK -- Roadside Attractions has acquired all U.S. rights to Jason Freeland's feature "Garden Party."

Vinessa Shaw ("3:10 to Yuma"), Willa Holland and Erik Scott Smith star in the tale of aspiring young people trying to succeed in the Los Angeles entertainment business.

Freeland, who wrote the screenplay based on a series of his short stories, last teamed with Lookout Films producer Tim Youd for the James Ellroy adaptation "Brown's Requiem." Roadside will release "Party" in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland, Ore., on July 11.

Roadside's Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff negotiated the deal with Youd.