Sundance: Jason Reitman's 'Tully' Lands Secret Screening Slot

Courtesy of Focus Features
'Tully'

Written by Diablo Cody and starring Charlize Theron, the comedy follows in the footsteps of last year's genre-defying hit 'Get Out.'

Following in the footsteps of last year's genre-defying hit Get Out, Jason Reitman's comedy Tully is poised to be this year's Sundance secret screening.

The Focus Features film marks a reteaming for Reitman, star Charlize Theron and writer Diablo Cody, the trio behind 2011’s Young Adult.

Park City audiences will have a three-month jump on the film, which is set to open April 20.

In the pic, Theron plays a mother of three including a newborn, who forms a bond with a young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Ron Livingston and Mark Duplass round out the cast.

Reitman is a familiar face at the Sundance Film Festival. His feature debut Thank You for Smoking played at the 2006 event, and more recently, he produced Whiplash, which screened at Sundance in 2014.

Get Out set the bar high for Sundance sneak screenings, as the Jordan Peele-helmed film went on to earn $255 million worldwide. However, the slot doesn't always guarantee success. In 2016, Eddie the Eagle was the sneak screening, but it garnered little buzz. The film ultimately took in $46 million worldwide, but only $16 million of that total was in the U.S.

 

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