STX has closed a deal for U.S. rights to I Feel Pretty, a Cannes acquisitions deal that sources said is in the $15 million range, with a commitment for a wide release on 2,000 screens through STXfilms. This shapes up as one of the biggest acquisitions of a film package during the Cannes market that is winding toward a close. The film marks the directorial debut of successful screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. STX will distribute in the United States.
Schumer will play an ordinary woman who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?
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It is the second big Cannes deal for STX, which acquired overseas territories on the Ridley Scott directed Getty kidnap drama All The Money In The World. UTA Independent brokered the deal.
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