Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.
WME and CAA represent US rights to The Little Hour, which recently completed principal photography in Italy. The feature marks Baena’s (pictured) third directorial outing after Sundance selections Joshy and Life After Beth.
Alison Brie stars with Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, Aubrey Plaza, John C Reilly and Molly Shannon.
Rounding out the key cast are Fred Armisen, Jon Gabrus, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Paul Reiser, Lauren Weedman and Paul Weitz. Plot details remain under the proverbial wraps.
Liz Destro of Destro Films produces and StarStream Media and Bow and Arrow Entertainment are financing and serve as executive producers alongside Productivity Media in partnership with Concourse, and Exhibit Entertainment and Foton Pictures.
Lionsgate and Hulu acquired North American rights to Joshy earlier this year following its world premiere in Park City, while A24 distributed Sundance 2014 premiere Life After Beth. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took international rights to Joshy and Universal handled international distribution on Life After Beth.
“It’s really impressive what Jeff and his team are able to pull off using unique and forward-thinking storytelling techniques to approach film-making in a new way,” said Shreder. “It’s an incredible testament to the talent at the table and their ability to perform.”