Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Drew Barrymore dual role comedy and official Tribeca Film Festival selection The Stand-In.
The Exchange handles international sales on the story about a disaffected comedy actress who uses her adoring stand-in to play her in life as she tries to escape from the demands of fame.
Eventually, the stand-in takes over the actress’s identity, career and boyfriend, and kicks her out of her own house.
Jamie Babbit directed The Stand-In from a screenplay by Sam Bain (Four Lions), and the cast includes Michael Zegen, Ellie Kemper, T.J. Miller and Holland Taylor
The Exchange’s Caddy Vanasirikul and Brian O’Shea produced alongside Flower Films’ Ember Truesdell and Chris Miller, and Tom McNulty.
Saban Films serves as executive producer alongside Flower Films’ Barrymore, Nancy Juvonen, Ingenious Media’s Christelle Conan, Anders Erden, and Simon Williams, The Exchange’s Nat McCormick and Giovanna Trischitta, Wrigley Media Group’s Misdee Wrigley-Miller, Jayne Hancock, Ross Babbit, and Danny Tepper, and J3’s John Jencks and Joe Simpson, Jay Taylor, and Sam Bain.
Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films with CAA Media Finance, UTA Independent Film Group and The Exchange on behalf of the filmmakers.