EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor picks up rights to Telluride and Toronto comedy from Celluloid Dreams.
Metrodome has picked up all UK rights to Noah Baumbach’s comedy Frances Ha from Celluloid Dreams.
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The well-received comedy had its world premiere at Telluride before a berth at the Toronto Film Festival. It gets its European premiere at the Berlin Film Festival next month.
Greta Gerwig (Damsels in Distress, Greenberg) stars as Frances, an apprentice at a dance company who wants so much more than she has but lives life with unaccountable joy.
Mickey Sumner plays alongside Gerwig, who also wrote the script with Baumbach, writer-director of The Squid and the Whale, Greenberg and co-writer of The Fantastic Mr Fox.
Producers are Baumbach, Lila Yacoub, Scott Rudin and Rodrigo Teixeira.
The deal was negotiated by Hengameh Panahi for Celluloid Dreams and Metrodome’s head of acquisitions, Joel Kennedy. IFC has US rights.