RLJE Films has acquired all North American rights to Arizona following its premiere at the start of the year in Sundance.
Jonathan Watson’s directorial debut is based on a screenplay by Luke Del Tredici and stars Danny McBride, Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies and Kaitlin Olson.
RLJE Films plans a summer theatrical release on Arizona, which takes place in the midst of the 2009 housing crisis as the life of a single mother and struggling realtor goes off the rails when she witnesses a murder.
“Arizona was loved by audiences at the Sundance Film Festival for its unique story with a comedic twist,” Mark Ward, chief acquisitions officer for RLJE Films, said. “With the combination of a great cast and a smart screenplay, we’re excited let audiences experience Arizona this summer.”
Imperative Entertainment’s Dan Friedkin produced with Ryan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Rough House Picture’s McBride and Brandon James.
Ward and Jess De Leo of RLJE negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.