Lionsgate today announced that it has acquired from Mandate Pictures the U.S. distribution rights to LOL, a coming-of-age comedy starring Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.
Lisa Azuelos wrote and directed the film, an American version of her 2008 French box office hit Laughing Out Loud. The producers are Academy Award nominees Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Double Feature Films and Tish Cyrus. Executive producers are Mandate President Nathan Kahane, Lisa Azuelos, Romain Le Grand and Jerome Seydoux, with Double Feature Films’ Taylor Latham, Mandates Nicole Brown and Kelli Konop, and Jim Powers co-producing.
Mandate Pictures, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lionsgate, operates as an independent brand. LOL marks the first collaboration between the two companies.