Fox Searchlight Pictures Acquires Homework

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Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company has acquired most worldwide rights to the film Homework. Written and directed by Gavin Wiesen in his directorial debut, Homework stars Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Rita Wilson, Sam Robards and Blair Underwood. The film was produced by P. Jennifer Dana, Kara Baker, Gia Walsh and Darren Goldberg. The film is scheduled to be released in 2011.

“‘Homework’ is a real coming of age story, it touched us with its genuine performances, depth and wit,” said Utley. “We’re thrilled to continue Searchlight’s tradition of being a home to first time filmmakers.”

“We couldn’t have found a better home than Searchlight, a company renowned for championing new storytellers,” says Wiesen.

“We are delighted to have found an impassioned partner for ‘Homework.’ Searchlight shares our passion for this gem of a film. We couldn’t be in better hands,” say Dana, Baker, Walsh and Goldberg.

Homework stars Freddie Highmore as George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who’s made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, who is befriended by Sally, a beautiful and complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.