Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired world rights to the Duplass Brothers Productions’ comedy starring Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Cecily Strong and Haley Lu Richardson.

Bryan Buckley is shooting The Bronze in Ohio from a screenplay by Rauch and her husband and writing partner Winston Rauch. 

The story centres on a foul-mouthed former gymnastics medallist who fights for her local celebrity status when a young athlete threatens to steal her limelight.

Stephanie Langhoff produces and Jay and Mark Duplass serve as executive producers alongside Bryan Buckley and Melissa and Winston Rauch.

SPWA brokered the deal with Gray Krauss Stratford Des Rochers and WME Global.

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