Sundance: Joe Swanberg’s US Dramatic Competition entry has found a home in a deal concluded before the start of the festival.

Magnolia Pictures will release Happy Christmas in the US theatrically this summer and on VOD while Paramount Home Media Distribution will handle US physical home entertainment and all international rights.

Swanberg wrote and directed the story in which he stars alongside Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber and Lena Dunham.

Kendrick plays an irresponsible twentysomething who upends the lives of all around her when she goes to Chicago to live with her older brother and his novelist wife.

Swanberg produced with Peter Gilbert and represented the film-makers in the deal alongside Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers.