Myriad Pictures has acquired all international rights from The Film Sales Company to Cheryl Hines’ dark romantic comedy Serious Moonlight following a marathon negotiating session that ran late into Wednesday night
The film premiered at Tribeca last month and is based on a screenplay by the late Adrienne Shelly. Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long star in the story of a woman whose revenge ploy on her unfaithful husband has unforeseen consequences.
Michael Roiff and Shelly’s husband Andy Ostroy produced. Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico negotiated the deal with Roiff, Ostroy, The Film Sales Company’s Andrew Herwitz and John Logigian. A domestic deal is expected shortly.
“This cast has tremendous chemistry and energy together and Cheryl is has clearly proven she has the skills and guts to have a long career as a winning director,” D’Amico said of Hines’ feature directorial debut.
Myriad Pictures has also boarded worldwide rights to the Craig Lucas comedy Birds Of America starring Hilary Swank, Matthew Perry and Ben Foster.
Ginnifer Goodwin and Lauren Graham also star in the story of a man who struggles to balance the crazy demands of his personal and professional lives.
The film is a Plum Pictures, iDeal Partners Film Fund production, in association with Hanson-Allen Films and Accomplice Films. Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Jana Edelbaum, Galt Niederhoffer and Celine Rattray produced.