Picks up North American rights on Kate Hudson dramedy

Millennium Entertainment has acquired North American rights to the romantic dramedy “A Little Bit of Heaven,” starring Kate Hudson along with Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Gael Garcia Bernal, Lucy Punch, Romany Malco, Rosemarie DeWitt, Steven Weber and Treat Williams.

Millennium CEO Bill Lee announced the deal Tuesday. “Heaven” will launch on VOD on April 3 followed by a platform theatrical release on May 4, with ancillary to follow on June 12.

The New Orleans-set film, directed by Nicole Kassell (“The Woodsman”) from a screenplay by Gren Wells, concerns an irreverent young woman (Hudson) who unexpectedly falls in love with her doctor, played by Garcia Bernal.

Millennium’s recent acquisitions include “Rampart,” “Bernie” and “Intruder.”

Vincent Scordino negotiated the deal on behalf of Millennium Entertainment.

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