Toronto: Radius Nabs U.S. Rights to Ross Katz's 'Adult Beginners' for $1.5 Million
Radius is planning a 2015 theatrical release
Radius has acquired U.S. rights to Ross Katz's comedy Adult Beginners, which made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. Sources pegged the deal at $1.5 million.
The film stars Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, Jane Krakowski and Josh Charles and marks Oscar-nominated producer Katz's (Lost in Translation) feature directorial debut.
Radius is planning a theatrical release for second quarter 2015.
The film centers on a young, narcissistic entrepreneur (Kroll) who crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his life in disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Byrne), brother-in-law (Cannavale) and 3-year-old nephew in his suburban childhood home -- only to become their nanny.
"The journey of making this movie with this incredible cast has been nothing but joyous," Katz said. "Now to have a world-class home in Radius is a dream come true."
Based on a story originated by Kroll, Adult Beginners was written by Jeff Cox and Elizabeth Flahive and was produced by Sam Slater and Paul Bernon of Burn Later Productions, Marcus Cox and Karrie Cox of Through Films, Kroll of Good at Bizness and Jared Ian Goldman. Mark and Jay Duplass executive produced alongside David Bernon.
"We couldn't be more excited to go on this journey with Ross, Nick, Mark and Jay and the extraordinary cast of Adult Beginners," Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said. "We've had a great run with the Duplass brothers and are excited to jump into business with a whole new family of talented producers."
WME Global repped the film.