Tribeca Film Acquires 'For Ellen,' Starring Paul Dano

For Ellen

U.S. Dramatic Competition

The drama, written and directed by So Young Kim, will be released in select markets beginning on Sept. 5 in New York City.

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to writer/director So Young Kim’s drama For Ellen, which stars Paul Dano as an aspiring rock star trying to reconcile with his young daughter. The cast also includes Margarita Levieva, Jon Heder, Jena Malone and newcomer Shaylena Mandigo.

Tribeca Film plans a fall release in select theatrical markets, beginning Sept. 5 at New York’s Film Forum. The movie also will be released via On Demand platforms on a variety of video-on-demand offerings as well as through iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Xbox and Samsung Media Hub.

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was produced by Bradley Rust Gray and Jen Gatien through SoandBrad and DeerJen films.

Nick Savva, director of acquisitions for Tribeca Film negotiated the deal with CAA, which repped the filmmakers.