Monterey Media has acquired U.S. rights to Andrew Currie’s The Steps, a comedy starring Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin and Christine Lahti. The pic, which premiered last fall at the Toronto Film Festival, is scheduled for a release in June. The deal was inked with Entertainment One’s Seville International.
In the pic, uptight New Yorker and his party-girl sister visit their dad’s lake house to meet his new wife and her rough-around-the-edges kids, prompting a clash of cultures quickly descending into chaos. When the parents announce they are also adopting a child to bring this “family” together, lingering bitterness and disappointments wreak havoc as they group figures out how to become a family.
The deal was negotiated by Seville International’s Anick Poirier with Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield.