EXCLUSIVE: In yet another preemptive deal before Sundance gets underway, eOne’s Momentum Pictures has closed North American theatrical distribution and Netflix got multi-territory SVOD rights to Fun Mom Dinner. The total deals are worth around $5 million, counting several international territory deals Voltage made previously.
The Julie Rudd-scripted picture marks the directing debut of Alethea Jones, and it stars Katie Aselton, Toni Collette, Bridget Everett, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott and Adam Levine. The logline: Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a “fun mom dinner.” When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood. Together, they reclaim a piece of the women they used to be.
The film doesn’t get its Eccles premiere until January 27, so buyers got an early peek, and it didn’t take long for a deal to make. It was brokered by WME Global, UTA Independent and ICM Partners, and it’s a co-production between June Pictures and Gettin’ Rad Productions. Naomi Scott, Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks produced it and Scott and Paul Rudd are the exec producers.