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Aniston, Duplass and Kingsley To Attend Convention

Source: K5 International
February 6, 2013

K5 International announced at the ongoing Berlin Film Festival that they are selling Justin Reardon's new comedy Convention with Jennifer Aniston, Mark Duplass (Zero Dark Thirty) and Sir Ben Kingsley already attached and production set to start filming over the summer.

Described in the press release as a "mind-bending comedy," the movie's said to send the characters "embarking on a Kaufman-esque journey that puts them between the worlds of the cardboard box industry and inter-dimensional molecular mayhem."

The full plot synopsis for the comedy is as follows:

Convention finds mild-mannered Paul (Duplass) and his feisty sister Abby (Aniston) setting out to change the box storage world with Paul’s invention of the 5-sided box. Breaking all the laws of physics with their new product, their fiercest competitors including maniacal box magnate Bobby Schroedinger (Kingsley) and Mathematical Construct, an atomic guardian of the natural order of universal mathematical balance, endeavour to stop them securing the deal of their lives – oh, and ripping a giant apocalyptic whole in the fabric of the universe. On discovering the damage he’s causing, Paul must race against time to put the galaxy back in order and save the girl of his dreams.

Reardon's debut feature A Many Splintered Thing, starring Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Giovanni Ribisi and Anthony Mackie, is currently in post-production.

You can read the full press release with quotes from K5 International and the filmmakers below:

Pulling off a red hot casting coup with Jennifer Aniston, Mark Duplass and Ben Kingsley attached, Justin Reardon’s next feature film is the wild and hilarious comedy CONVENTION that is set to shoot this summer with K5 International bringing the project to the European Film Market in Berlin this week.

Aniston (Just Go With It, Marley & Me), Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed, Zero Dark Thirty) and Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Enders Game) are set to star in this mind-bending comedy, embarking on a Kaufman-esque journey that puts them between the worlds of the cardboard box industry and inter-dimensional molecular mayhem. Justin Reardon has just finished production on his directorial debut A MANY SPLINTERED THING starring Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan.

CONVENTION finds mild-mannered Paul (Duplass) and his feisty sister Abby (Aniston) setting out to change the box storage world with Paul’s invention of the 5-sided box. Breaking all the laws of physics with their new product, their fiercest competitors including maniacal box magnate Bobby Schroedinger (Kingsley) and Mathematical Construct, an atomic guardian of the natural order of universal mathematical balance, endeavour to stop them securing the deal of their lives – oh, and ripping a giant apocalyptic whole in the fabric of the universe. On discovering the damage he’s causing, Paul must race against time to put the galaxy back in order and save the girl of his dreams.

K5 Partners Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur say – “We have an absolute dream cast for this dream comedy concept. It brings to mind films like Being John Malkovich, and Eternal Sunshine, and in Justin Reardon we have a wildly talented and totally visionary director.”

Paul Schiff says – “CONVENTION is a wildly original and funny screenplay. Justin Reardon's approach to the material is bold, inventive and bursting with imagination. And finally, we could not be more thrilled to have such a gifted group of actors on board to bring this film to life.”

Carl Clifton, K5 Partner – Sales & Marketing adds “This is the most original and funniest script for at least a decade. The marketplace lives and breathes for projects like this. It’s totally unique and yet, at its heart, simpleand extremely marketable and with a cast to die for.”
The deal was negotiated by Daniel Baur on behalf of K5 International and Lawrence Kopeikin, Paul Schiff and Tai Duncan on behalf of Paul Schiff Productions. CAA and ICM Partners co-represent North America.

Written by Christopher Painter (The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) and produced by Paul Schiff (Rushmore, Mona Lisa Smile) and Tai Duncan (Tenure, The Air I Breathe) of Schiff Productions Productions, the film is directed by Reardon, hotly regarded as one of today’s most innovative commercials maker including work for Budweiser (Wassup! and Howyadoin!).

Aniston is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Duplass by ICM Partners and Kingsley by CAA/Independent Talent Group. Reardon is repped by Verve and the Arlook Group, Painter by Kaplan/Perrone.

K5 International is also at EFM selling Henry Selick’s THE SHADOW KING, 4 ½ MINUTES, a New York set comedy about the world of stand-up comedians directed by and starring Academy Award®-winning actress Renee Zellweger alongside Johnny Knoxville, Bille August’s NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON starring award winning cast Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Lee, Bruno Ganz and Tom Courtenay, Duncan Jones directed Bond creator project FLEMING, Hunger Games spoof THE STARVING GAMES, and the extraordinary documentary by Shaul Schwarz, NARCO CULTURA.


(Photo Credit: Brian To/WENN.com)





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