The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Carrie Pilby, the Susan Johnson-helmed comedy that stars Bel Powley and bowed at the Toronto Film Festival. The Orchard plans an early 2017 release. Radiant Films International is repping foreign rights this week at the American Film Market.
Based on Caren Lissner’s bestselling book and adapted by Kara Holden, Powley stars as a genius who graduated Harvard at 18. Convinced that the world is populated by oversexed hypocrites, she has a hard time making sense of life as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment. In an effort to coax Carrie out of her shell, her psychiatrist (Nathan Lane) makes a deceptively simple checklist of goals for her to achieve between Thanksgiving and year’s end. Each goal brings Carrie closer to the understanding that humans, like books, can’t be judged by their covers. Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer, Colin O’Donoghue, William Moseley and Jason Ritter star.
Suzanne Farwell, Johnson, Susan Cartsonis, Brent Emery and Lisa Wolofsky produced. The Orchard’s Danielle DiGiacomo negotiated with with ICM Partners and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers.