After getting amazing reviews following its debut Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival, new film distributor A24 has nabbed the film and The Spectacular Now will be playing nationwide in theaters this summer! A release date has yet to be announced, but meanwhile, here’s the official announcement:
A24 announced the acquisition of North American rights to Sundance favorite THE SPECTACULAR NOW. The James Ponsoldt directed film, from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, has become one of the darlings of the Sundance Film Festival and features breakout performances by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. Film also features wonderful turns by Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo. Film premiered on Friday night at Sundance in US Dramatic Competition. A24 will release the film this summer.
“We fell in love with this film the minute that we watched it and we know the rest of the country will embrace this timeless love story. James has directed a wonderful film that depicts young love with complete authenticity and has two young stars giving incredible performances with Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.” says A24.
Producer Andrew Lauren says, “I am so thrilled that the film has found a home with a company that has such passion for it. It’s been an amazing Sundance and we are so gratified by the incredibly warm response here.”
Variety meanwhile reviewed the film and said it is “a bittersweet ode to the moment of childhood’s end [that] builds quietly to a pitch-perfect finale.”
A24 beat out the Weinstein Co. for the rights.
So cool! Talk about a quick deal. Congrats to everyone!