Brad's status

Source: Vertigo Releasing

Brad’s Status

Vertigo Releasing has picked up Ben Stiller comedy-drama Brad’s Status for the UK/Ire from Sierra/Affinity.

Writer-director Mike White’s feature also stars Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer.

The film follows Brad Sloan on a trip to Boston with his college-bound son, which triggers a crisis of confidence as he reassesses his own life choices.

The movie was co-financed by Amazon with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, David Bernad and Sidney Kimmel

Amazon/Annapurna co-released the film domestically on September 15 and crossed $2m. Global take is an estimated $3.3m.

The deal was brokered by Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing and Jen Gorton of Sierra/Affinity, who are handling international sales. Vertigo is eyeing a January release.

School Of Rock writer White is coming off a busy period having also written Salma Hayek drama Beatriz at Dinner and collaborated on The Emoji Movie.

Caffrey said: “We’re big fans of Mike White who has that uncanny ability to wrap comedy in real human emotion and pathos and Brad’s Status really delivers on that. We can’t wait to share it with UK audiences and are excited about working with Sierra/Affinity who consistently bring great films to the market but who we’re working with for the first time.”

Vertigo’s upcoming and recent slate includes Final Portrait, The Dinner and The Belko Experiment.