Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to indie romantic comedy “Barry Munday” from Far Hills Pictures and Corner Store Entertainment.
“Munday,” the directorial debut of Chris D’Arienzo, stars Patrick Wilson, Judy Greer, Cybill Shepherd, Malcolm McDowell, Chloe Sevigny, Colin Hanks, Billy Dee Williams, Shea Whigham, and Jean Smart. Stone Douglass and Matthew Weaver produced the film.
Wilson portrays an aspiring suburban playboy who loses his testicles in a confrontation with the irate father of one of his conquests. He’s then hit with a paternity suit filed by a woman he can’t remember sleeping with and decides to start owning up to his responsibilities.
Magnolia will release “Barry Munday” as part of its Ultra VOD program on Aug. 27, followed by a platformed theatrical release on Oct. 1. Pic premiered at this year’s SXSW Film Festival.
Far Hills Pictures’ upcoming films include the documentary “King of the B’s: The Independent Life of Roger Corman.” Magnolia’s upcoming releases include “Freakonomics: The Movie,” Luca Guadagnino’s “I Am Love,” Bob Pulcini and Shari Berman’s “The Extra Man” and Tanya Hamilton’s “Night Catches Us.”
Deal was negotiated by WME Global and Magnolia’s Tom Quinn and Dori Begley.