The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. rights to People, Places, Things, the Jim Strouse scripted and directed pic that premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition section of Sundance. Pic, which stars Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Michael Chernus and Stephanie Allynne, will be released this summer. Alex Turtletaub and Michael B. Clark of Beachside produced and Summer Shelton is executive producer.
In the film, a recently divorced father must navigate the unknown landscape of single fatherhood and dating in New York City, while letting go of the wife who left him. Strouse made his directing debut on the John Cusack-starrer Grace Is Gone, which won the Audience Award at 2007 Sundance. He followed with the 2009 Sundance pic The Winning Season.
“We’re big fans of Jim’s earlier films and he impressed us once again with People, Places, Things, which is a witty and refreshingly honest look at modern day relationships,” said The Film Arcade’s Andy Bohn. “Jemaine Clement is as funny and charming as ever and we can’t wait to share Jim’s film with audiences.” ICM Partners and Cinetic Media brokered the deal.