Sundance Update: Roadside Attractions Acquires 'The Future'

UPDATE: Roadside Attractions closed the deal for The Future. It’s the third deal for Roadside, which teamed with Lionsgate to acquire the JC Chandor-directed financial crisis drama Margin Call, and will release the documentary Project Nim for HBO, which acquired all rights to the film by the team behind the Oscar-winning Man on Wire. Roadside will release The Future theatrically through its North American rights deal, and Lionsgate will handle ancillary territories. Filmmaker Miranda July won the Camera ‘Or with her debut film Me And You And Everyone We Know.

EARLIER, JANUARY 26, 8:22 PM: Now that The Devil’s Double has closed at Lionsgate, the next Sundance picture in play is the Miranda July-directed The Future. It’s down to the wire, with IFC and Roadside Attractions battling it out. Narrated by a cat, the pic tells the story of a thirty-something couple that plans to adopt a terminally ill shelter cat. Before taking on that responsibility, they quit their jobs to discover new interests. She makes dance videos and he knocks on doors for a tree-planting environmental group. They engage in some trippy, existential adventures.  UTA is brokering. Developing…

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