2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People
It was an admirable modest hit prior to leaving Park City in 2012, but who knew that Leslye Headland’s feature debut would turn into a major VOD hit? The RADiUS acquisitions people certainly had a hunch and played their Bachelorette cards right. It came as no surprise when filming commenced this past June on her New York City shot, sophomore film — which lined up Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis with supporting players Natasha Lyonne, Adam Scott, Amanda Peet and Margarita Levieva. It’s had plenty of time in post-production and it certainly feels like a high value acquisitions title that may or may not be too big for the fest. Nonetheless, Sleeping with Other People has some of that indie cred ingredients that could push it into the fest.
Gist: A good-natured womanizer (Jason Sudeikis) and a serial cheater (Alison Brie) form a platonic relationship that helps reform them in ways, while a mutual attraction sets in.
Production Co./Producers: Gloria Sanchez Productions’ Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay (Welcome to Me), Sidney Kimmel (The Place Beyond the Pines)
Prediction: Premieres section.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. CAA (domestic). IM Global Octane (international)
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