Starz has acquired North American distribution rights to One More Time, the comedic drama written and directed by Robert Edwards and starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt. The pic debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this year when it was called When I Live My Life Over Again.
The plan under the deal is a 2016 theatrical and on-demand release through Starz Digital followed by an exclusive TV premiere on Starz. The company recently scooped up Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang (also featuring Walken) and Sean Mewshaw’s Tumbledown starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis using the same model.
The pic stars Heard as an aspiring rock star who is stuck in a rut — relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one-night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy and selfish father (Walken), an over-the-hill, Sinatra-esque crooner angling for a musical comeback. As the two butt heads, they unexpectedly find themselves on a journey that may redefine their lives.