Wrekin Hill, NECA acquire indie comedy
Wrekin Hill Entertainment and NECA Films have acquired “Answer This!,” an independent comedy from brothers Michael and Christopher Farah.Christopher Gorham (“Covert Affairs”), Arielle Kebbel (“Vampire Diaries”), Chris Parnell (“30 Rock,” “SNL”) and Kip Pardue (“Remember the Titans”) star in the story of college friends who would rather discuss women, drink beer and play pub trivia than figure out what to do with their lives. Pic — the first movie the U. of Michigan has ever allowed to use its name — was shot on the campus, including a scene in a live football game at the Big House. It’s slated for theatrical release in five Midwestern markets following its Oct. 13 premiere in Detroit. Michael Farah, prexy of production at Funny or Die, produced. He took a two-month hiatus from the humor website and returned to his Ann Arbor, Mich., hometown to shoot with Chris, who wrote and directed.