Saban Films has picked up US rights to the ensemble comedy Friendsgiving starring Malin Akerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, and Jane Seymour.
Chelsea Peretti, Christine Taylor, Deon Cole, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho and Fortune Feimster round out the cast on the story about a newly divorced actor and her recently-dumped lesbian best friend who host a chaotic Thanksgiving dinner.
Nicol Paone makes her directorial debut and Akerman is producing with Ben Stiller, Nicholas Weinstock and Haroon Saleem for Red Hour Films. Tara L. Craig serves as executive producer.
Saban Films plans a 2020 theatrical release on Friendsgiving, which Red Hour and Endeavor Content are co-financing, and Endeavor Content represents for international sales.
“We are thrilled to be championing Friendsgiving along with Red Hour and Endeavor Content,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “This is a witty and relatable story, along with an outstanding and endearing ensemble cast that our audiences will be enjoying next holiday season.”
Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.