Sarah Silverman's 'I Smile Back' To be Released by Broad Green Pictures
The comedian takes on a straight role in Adam Salky's drama.
Broad Green Pictures has acquired all North American rights to Adam Salky's I Smile Back, which premiered in the U.S. dramatic competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Based on Amy Koppelman's novel, the film stars Sarah Silverman as a wife and mother dealing with depression. The cast also includes Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney and Chris Sarandon. Its screenplay was written by Koppelman and Paige Dylan, and the film was produced by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Mike Harrop and Richard Arlook. Skip Klintworth with Oscar Crosby Films and Jens Meurer and Christian Angermayer with Film House Germany served as executive producers.
"Sarah's raw and vulnerable performance will astonish audiences and define her as an incredible dramatic talent," Gabriel Hammond, CEO of BGP, and Daniel Hammond, BGP chief creative officer, said in announcing the acquisition.
Cinetic Media negotiated the sale on behalf of the filmmakers.