Vertigo Releasing are delighted to announce the acquisition of Brad’s Status; the comedy written and directed by Mike White and starring Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement and Jenna Fischer.
Brad’s Status follows Brad Sloan on a trip to Boston with his college-bound son, which triggers a crisis of confidence as he reassesses his own life choices.
The film was co-financed by Amazon with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and produced by Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, David Bernad and Sidney Kimmel Amazon/Annapurna co-released the film domestically and it opened to rave reviews on September 15th. Vertigo are now eyeing a January release for thefilm.
Mike White has been on a roll as he is also the creative mind behind summer indie hit Beatriz at Dinner (which he wrote) starring Salma Hayek, John Lithgow.
The deal was brokered by Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing and Jen Gorton of Sierra/Affinity, who are handling international sales on the film.
Ed Caffrey of Vertigo Releasing said, “We’re big fans of Mike White who has that uncanny ability to wrap comedy in real human emotion and pathos and Brad’s Status really delivers on that. We can’t wait to share it with UK audiences and are excited about working with Sierra/Affinity who consistently bring great films to the market but who we’re working with for the first time.”