The Weinstein Company’s new label Radius-TWC has acquired North American rights to Leslye Headland’s comedy Bachelorette, fresh off its world premiere at Sundance.
Headland’s debut feature, adapted from her own stage play about a group of friends preparing for a wedding, stars Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden and Adam Scott.
The producers are Adam McKay, Will Ferrell, Jessica Elbaum for Gary Sanchez Productions; and Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra and Lauren Munsch for BCDF Pictures.
Radius-TWC was launched in autumn 2011 under co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, to work with films across multiple platforms.
Quinn and Janego said: “Leslye has crafted a raging, stiletto-sharp comedy populated with an indelible cast of real characters. Bachelorette boldly goes to places Bridesmaids and Hangover dare not. This is destined to be one of the most talked about films of the year and we can’t think of a more fitting film for our new label.”
In a joint statement, BCDF & Gary Sanchez Productions, stated “We are excited to have the passion of Harvey and the Radius/TWC team of Tom Quinn & Jason Janego behind the fresh talent of Leslye Headland & her ground breaking film Bachelorette. They are the perfect team to partner with on this picture and we are thrilled to be in collaboration. Their vision & expertise will broadly carry this picture to American audiences.”
The deal was negotiated for Radius-TWC by Quinn and Janego and by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.