TriStar Pictures has obtained the worldwide distribution rights to the holiday romantic comedy Happiest Season, directed by Veep actress Clea DuVall, marking her first studio project. The screenplay hails from DuVall and comedian Mary Holland with Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner producing.
The story follows a young woman whose plan to propose to her girlfriend while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
Jaclyn Huntling is overseeing for Temple Hill along with Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi on behalf of TriStar.
Clea made her directorial debut with the film, The Intervention, which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. In addition to Veep, the actress has an extensive list of TV and film credits which includes a recurring arc on the upcoming season of Hulu’s hit series, The Handmaid’s Tale.
Mary Holland, a veteran of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, recently developed the YouTube Red comedy pilot Romancing the Globe.
DuVall is repped by Gersh and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis, while ICM, Primary Wave Entertainment, and Ziffren Brittenham rep Holland.