Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has acquired North American rights to the genre-bending romantic comedy An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn. The Sundance Film Festival-premiering pic stars Aubrey Plaza and Emile Hirsch and is the second feature from co-writer/director Jim Hosking. A day-and-date theatrical and VOD bow is in the works for later this year.
In the script from Hosking and David Wike, Plaza stars as Lulu Danger, who is trapped in a dissatisfying marriage with her scheming husband Shane (Hirsch). After getting fired by Shane from his cappuccino shop, Lulu is stunned when a TV commercial for “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn For One Magical Night Only” reveals a mysterious man from her past (Craig Robinson). When Shane and his bumbling cohorts steal the cashbox from Lulu’s adopted vegan brother, a specialist (Jemaine Clement) enters the fray to retrieve the stolen funds. Lulu seizes the opportunity to run off in search of her mystery man — and events only become stranger from there. Matt Berry co-stars.
Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Oliver Roskill, Emily Leo, Lucan Toh and Andy Starke produced. The pic was supported by BFI with National Lottery funding, Film4 and GPS Partners and produced by Park Pictures, Wigwam Films and Rook Films. David Gordon Green, BFI’s Mary Burke, Film4’s Sam Lavender and Daniel Battsek, Hosking, Wike, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Gregory P Shockro, Richard Garber and Robert Farrior are exec producers.
UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.