Bleecker Street and Stage 6 Films have acquired worldwide rights to James Ponsoldt’s coming-of-age film Summering featuring a cast that includes Lake Bell, Sarah Cooper and Megan Mullally.
Ponsoldt and Benjamin Percy wrote the screenplay to the story of three best friends on the cusp of middle school who embark on a mystery. The cast includes Lia Barnett, Ashley Madekwe, Madalen Mills, Eden Grace Redfield and Sanai Victoria.
Bleecker Street will release the film in the US and Sony-owned Stage 6 Films handles international rights.
Producers are P. Jennifer Dana of 3311 Productions, Peter Block of A Bigger Boat, and Ponsoldt through his Ninety-One Braves. Andrew Karpen and Kent Sanderson of Bleecker Street are executive producers. Elizabeth Grave is overseeing for Stage 6 Films.
Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy of Bleecker Street negotiated the deal with UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
Bleecker Street recently released the Sundance comedy Dream Horse starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, Josh Zeman’s documentary The Loneliest Whale, Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison, and Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci drama Supernova.
Coming up this year are awards prospect Mass starring Jason Isaacs, Ann Dowd, Martha Plimpton and Reed Birney, and Stephen Daldry’s Together starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan starrer,
Bleecker and Stage 6 Films recently teamed on Malgorzata Szumowska’s Infinite Storm starring Naomi Watts, which is in post-production and will be released in 2022.