RADiUS announced today it has acquired US rights to Adult Beginners, which celebrated its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in the second quarter of 2015.
Adult Beginners features a cast including Rose Byrne, Nick Kroll, Bobby Cannavale, Joel McHale, Bobby Moynihan, Mike Birbiglia, Jane Krakowski and Josh Charles and is directed by Oscar-nominated producer Ross Katz (Lost in Translation) making his feature length directorial debut.
In the film, a young, narcissistic entrepreneur (Kroll) crashes and burns on the eve of his companys big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister (Byrne), brother-in-law (Cannavale) and 3-year-old nephew in his suburban childhood home only to become their nanny. Adult Beginners is a comedy about priorities, growing up and beginning again as an adult.
“The journey of making this movie with this incredible cast has been nothing but joyous,” said director Ross Katz. “Now to have a world class home in RADiUS is dream come true.”
Based on a story originated by Nick Kroll, Adult Beginners was written by Jeff Cox and Elizabeth Flahive and was produced by Sam Slater and Paul Bernon of Burn Later Productions, Marcus Cox and Karrie Cox of Through Films, Nick Kroll of Good at Bizness, Inc, Jared Ian Goldman and executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions and David Bernon of Burn Later Productions.
According to RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego: “We couldn’t be more excited to go on this journey with Ross, Nick, Mark & Jay and the extraordinary cast of ‘Adult Beginners.’ We’ve had a great run with the Duplass brothers and are excited to jump into business with a whole new family of talented producers. A long overdue directorial debut – but very much worth the wait, Ross has made a beautifully constructed, hilarious film that we feel privileged to release.”
“I’m thrilled to be working with RADiUS,” said Nick Kroll. “I like both the movies they choose to release and their strategies for promotion and distribution. Also, they were wearing cool socks in our meeting.”