Orion Releasing has acquired North American rights to Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg’s feature directorial debut. K5 International handles sales outside North America.
We’ll Never Have Paris stars Helberg, Melanie Lynskey, Zachary Quinto, Alfred Molina, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace and will open in a limited theatrical pattern on January 22, 2015, ahead of VOD.
Robert Ogden Barnum produced the rom-com alongside Katie Mustard, Helberg and Jocelyn Towne, Helberg’s wife who co-directed. Executive producers are Marc Platt, Cassian Elwes and Judd Rubin.
The story follows a lovelorn man as he chases his spurned true love across the Atlantic. The film premiered at SXSW and closed Edinburgh.
“This is a deeply personal film for us that looks closely at the pain and suffering leading up to our catastrophic proposal,” said Towne and Helberg. “And we’re thrilled that Orion finds it as hilarious as we do.”
UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.