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A24 Acquires Sundance Breakout THE SPECTACULAR NOW

The Spectacular Now, All Lights Film Magazine, ALFM

 

A24 announced the acquisition of North American rights to Sundance favorite THE SPECTACULAR NOW. The James Ponsoldt directed film, from a script by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, has become one of the darlings of the Sundance Film Festival and features breakout performances by Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. Film also features wonderful turns by Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler and Andre Royo. Film premiered on Friday night at Sundance in US Dramatic Competition. A24 will release the film this summer.

"We fell in love with this film the minute that we watched it and we know the rest of the country will embrace this timeless love story. James has directed a wonderful film that depicts young love with complete authenticity and has two young stars giving incredible performances with Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley." says A24.

Producer Andrew Lauren says, "I am so thrilled that the film has found a home with a company that has such passion for it. It's been an amazing Sundance and we are so gratified by the incredibly warm response here."

THE SPECTACULAR NOW was produced by Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, and Michelle Krumm.

The deal was negotiated with A24 by UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. James Ponsoldt is also represented by UTA.

The film, which is an adaption of Tim Tharp’s novel “The Spectacular Now” shows the insecurity and confusion of the adolescence without looking for tidy truth. Teller and Woodley displayed matured teens and show a funny compassionate and poignant love story written by DAYS OF SUMMER scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, directed by James Ponsoldt (SMASHED) and produced by Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren and Michelle Krumm. “The Spectacular Now” to the list of the great New York based company A24 which focuses on the distribution, financing and production of feature films which was introduced in 2012.

 

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