Off-B’Way drama inspired Maya’s ‘Us’

Film unit pacts with Dan Mirvish's Bugeater Films on pic

Maya Entertainment Group has acquired foreign rights to the drama “Between Us,” starring Julia Stiles, Melissa George, Taye Diggs and David Harbour.

Maya, which will be selling the film at Berlin, made the deal with Dan Mirvish’s Bugeater Films.

Film, based on the off-Broadway play of the same name, was penned by Mirvish and playwright Joe

Hortua. Story explores the bittersweet friendships between two couples who meet as old friends and

discover their lives are tarnished by money, success, sex and children.

Mirvish also directed and produced along with Hans C. Ritter, and Mike S. Ryan. Brent Stiefel exec produced.

Deal was negotiated by Elias Axume and Tonantzin Esparza on behalf of Maya Entertainment, and ICM, which packaged the film and continues to represent North American rights. ICM represents Stiles, George, Diggs and Harbour, and Mirvish is repped by Provocation Entertainment.

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