Black Bear

Source: Sundance Film Festival

Black Bear

Vertigo Releasing has acquired UK and Ireland rights to psychodrama Black Bear, starring Aubrey Plaza, from Radiant Films International.

The distributor plans to release the film theatrically and on digital platforms on March 5, 2021.

Black Bear premiered at Sundance earlier this year and marks the latest from US writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine, whose credits include Wild Canaries and Gabi On The Roof In July.

The story centres on a twisted love triangle – played by Plaza, Christopher Abbott and Sarah Gadon – that is created when an expectant couple receive a guest with writer’s block at their remote lake house.

Producers are Julie Christeas and Jonathan Blitstein of Tandem Pictures with Richard J Bosner of Blue Creek Pictures, Levine, Sophia Takal, Oakhurst’s Marina Grasic and Jai Khanna, and Plaza.

Productivity Media financed Black Bear, having previously backed Plaza comedy The Little Hours.

The drama was previously acquired by Momentum Pictures for the US.