Los Angeles-based production, financing and international sales company Unified Pictures will arrive at next month’s AFM with the teen comedy Cherry.
Jeffrey Fine wrote and directed the story of an Ivy League Freshman who falls for a 34-year-old former wild child who has returned to college. Things get even more interesting when her 14-year-old daughter develops a crush on the boy.
Bingham Ray and Richard Abramowitz will oversee US distribution on November 5. Cherry stars Kyle Gallner, Laura Allen, Brittany Robertson, Esai Morales and Matt Walsh. Matthew Fine and Sam Kitt produced and Paul Kurta is executive producer.
“We’ve been on the lookout for a great, original comedy with mass commercial appeal and Cherry has it all,” Unified’s president of distribution and acquisitions Ann Dubinet said. “The film has the irreverent freshness that audiences are drawn to and truly appreciate.”
“Cherry is a sharply written and directed film, eliciting great performances and on-screen chemistry that really brings the story to life and delivers both funny and dramatic takes on a peculiar set of circumstances,” Unified founder and President Keith Kjarval added.
Unified’s slate includes Janie Jones, which recently premiered in Toronto and stars Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola and Elizabeth Shue.