Tribeca Film has acquired US and Canadian rights following the film’s premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier in the year and plans a late 2011 release across multiple platforms.
Nick Savva and Nancy Schafer of Tribeca Film negotiated the deal with Burns (pictured), his producing partners on the project Aaron Lubin and William Rexer, and John Sloss of Cinetic Media.
Burns stars alongside Caitlin Fitzgerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Kerry Bishé. Mike Harrop served as executive producer.
Newlyweds follows a newly married couple whose honeymoon is interrupted by the arrival of the groom’s wild-child younger sister and the crumbling marriage of the bride’s sister.
“Made on a remarkably small budget, it is a rich and resonant exploration of relationships brought to life by vivid location work and lively, intelligent performances,” Tribeca Enterprises chief creative officer Geoffrey Gilmore said.