Stadium Media has secured worldwide digital distribution rights to The Matchbreaker, an indie starring the late singer Christina Grimmie and newcomer Wesley Elder. The film bow in select theaters October 7, followed by a digital release in December.
Directed by Caleb Vetter, the film follows Ethan (Elder), an idealist romantic who reluctantly accepts the task of breaking up a girl’s relationship for her disapproving mother. Through word-of-mouth, the one-time gig turns him into a professional “match breaker.” As luck would have it, he winds up falling for one of his clients’ daughters and must balance his secret job and love life.
The Matchbreaker marks the film debut for Grimmie, a former The Voice contestant who was shot to death in June while signing autographs following her performance in Florida. The assailant subsequently was tackled by Grimmie’s brother before turning the gun on himself and was declared dead at the scene.
The film will feature original music by Grimmie and Tessa Violet.
“The Matchbreaker is the kind of film you want to see more than once,” Stadium Media’s Mitch Mallon said. “Its sweet storyline is sure to be loved by young and old alike, and we know it will perform well on various platforms worldwide as will the wide appeal of the numerous popular YouTube stars. Stadium Media is proud to be partnering with Caleb and Wesley to bring Christina’s performance to her fans.”
Vetter and Elder produced the pic with a script from Marshall Younger and Torry Martin.