Vertical Entertainment and DIRECTV announced at TIFF they have acquired US rights to Drunk Parents starring Salma Hayek and Alec Baldwin.
Fred Wolf directed the comedy from BRON Studios, Fortitude International and Creative Wealth Media about two parents who try to hide their financial difficulties from their daughter and social circle through elaborate schemes.
Also starring are Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, and Ben Platt. Wolf wrote the screenplay with Peter Gaulke.
Rob Barnum and Aaron L. Gilbert produced, while executive producers are Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth, David Friendly, and Fortitude’s Nadine de Barros.
Vertical plans a first quarter 2019 release. Vertical’s Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey negotiated the deal with Anjay Nagpal of BRON Studios. Fortitude International handles sales outside the US.