Screen Media picks up 'Lymelife'

Rollout for Alec Baldwin's film is set for spring

NEW YORK -- In another post-Toronto acquisition, Screen Media Films has nabbed U.S. rights to producer/star Alec Baldwin's drama "Lymelife."

Cynthia Nixon, Timothy Hutton, Jill Hennessey, Rory Culkin, Kieran Culkin and Emma Roberts also star in the late-'70s tale of a teen and his family whose Long Island town gets hit hard by Lyme disease.

Derick Martini's film nabbed the International Critics Prize for Discovery after its Toronto world premiere. Martin Scorsese and Leonard Loventhal exec produced the project, which was produced by Jon Cornick, Barbara De Fina, Michele Tayler, Angela Somerville and Baldwin.

Screen Media president Robert Baruc, who recently acquired producer/star Sarah Jessica Parker's drama "Spinning Into Butter," will oversee a platform theatrical rollout in the spring.

William Morris Independent negotiated the deal with Martini's reps, Jonathan Gray and Evan Krauss of Gray Krauss LLP.

Steven Zeitchik and Borys Kit contributed to this report.
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