Toronto 2011: Foreign Buyers Fall for Alicia Silverstone-Krysten Ritter Comedy 'Vamps' (Exclusive)


Parlay Films has closed a slew of deals for Amy Heckerling's new romantic comedy, which also stars Dan Stevens, Sigourney Weaver and Wallace Shawn.

TORONTO -- Foreign distributors have begun sinking their teeth into Amy Heckerling’s independent romantic comedy Vamps, starring Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter as two vampires living the good life in modern-day New York.

Lucky Monkey Pictures’ Lauren Versel and Maria Teresa Arida are producing Vamps with Molly Hassell and Red Hour Films’ Stuart Cornfeld.

Lisa Wilson’s Parlay Films, which is shopping the project at the Toronto Film Festival, has sold the film to Wild Bunch in Germany and France in Metropolitan, among a slew other territories. Cassian Elwes and Kevin Iwashina are handling domestic rights, and the movie will be shown on Monday to both foreign and U.S. buyers.

The movie co-stars Dan Stevens, Richard Lewis, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn, Justin Kirk, Malcolm McDowell and Kristin Johnston.

Vamps reunites Heckerling, Silverstone and Shawn, who worked together on the classic teen comedy Clueless.

Parlay Films also has closed deals with eOne in Benelux, Tanweer in India and Pakistan, Swen in Brazil, Leopolis in CIS/Baltic States, SPI for Eastern Europe, Village Roadshow in Greece/Cyprus, PT Amero in Indonesia, Serenity in Taiwan and Scanbox in Scandinavia, among others.