Magnolia gets ‘Serious’

Pick up rights to Cheryl Hines' directorial debut

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.”

The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long.

Pic is based on a script by late writer-director Adrienne Shelly (“Waitress”). Producers are Shelly’s husband Andy Ostroy and Michael Roiff, who also produced “Waitress.”

Magnolia will send the pic out in November via its Ultra VOD program, available in 50 million households. Theatrical release follows in early December. A similar strategy was employed on other Magnolia releases, including 2008 Demi Moore-starrer “Flawless.”

Deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s senior VP Tom Quinn and head of business affairs Chris Matson, with Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Co. and attorney John Logigian.

More Film

  • moviepass card

    MoviePass Parent's Stock Slides Again on Cash Shortage Fears

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

  • solo a star wars story

    Box Office Preview: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' to Blast Off to Huge Holiday Weekend

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

  • BAFTA 2018 Student Film Awards Finalists

    BAFTA Announces Finalists for 2018 Student Film Awards

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

  • A Quiet Place

    'A Quiet Place' Tops $300 Million at Worldwide Box Office

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

  • Michael Bay Ryan Reynolds

    Ryan Reynolds, Michael Bay Team for Netflix's 'Six Underground'

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

  • Ron Howard

    Warner Bros. Teams With Ron Howard's Imagine, Animal Logic on Family Films

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut “Serious Moonlight.” The dark comedy, about an attorney who holds her husband captive when she finds out he’s about to leave her for a younger woman, stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long. Pic is based on a script by […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content