With 2011’s A Bag of Hammers and his 2014’s short “Dog Food” both preeming at Austin, you can bet that the SXSW programmers have Brian Crano‘s sophomore film on their must list. A rom com that reteams the filmmaker with Rebecca Hall, Permission lensed this past January in Brooklyn with Dan Stevens in the co-lead and a supporting cast comprised of Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, Morgan Spector, Bridget Everett, David Joseph Craig, Sarah Steele and Jason Sudeikis.
Gist: The story unfolds at the 30th birthday party of Hall’s character, as Stevens’ character is about to propose, when the couple’s best friend stands up and makes a drunken toast, suggesting that as their relationship is so functional, equitable and stable, it’s threatening to their friends and perhaps they should sleep around before their inevitable marriage.
Production Co./Producers: Rebecca Hall, Margot Hand (Meadowland), Giri Tharan (The Good Neighbor), Joshua Thurston.
Prediction: An acquisitions title for the Premieres section.
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available. TBD (domestic). WME (international)
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