Wrekin Hill Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Sundance pic “The End of Love,” the highly personal story of a single father in Hollywood starring writer-director Mark Webber and his 2-year-old son, Isaac Love.
Plan is to release the film in late summer or early fall this year, with a day-and-date theatrical and VOD rollout.
Story follows protag’s struggle to stay afloat while pursuing an acting career after the recent death of his wife. Sleepless and cash-strapped to the brink of being homeless, the still-grieving Mark (Webber) is intensely devoted to his son but clings to his dream of making it in Hollywood.
Pic premiered Jan. 21 in Park City in the U.S. dramatic competition and was warmly received later that week at a packed Eccles Theater. Webber told the crowd that every father-and-son scene was improvised — creating a stir of disbelief, given the dozen or so laugh-out-loud lines that the toddler delivers with natural ease.
Michael Cera (with whom Webber co-starred in “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) and Amanda Seyfried make cameos as their actor-selves. Shannyn Sossamon (“Road to Nowhere”) and Jason Ritter (NBC’s “The Event”) also star.
“I’m thrilled that ‘The End Of Love’ has found the perfect home with Wrekin Hill. I was blown away with their appreciation and plan for the film; it truly is a perfect fit. I’m so grateful and happy that audiences everywhere will soon be able to see the film with tremendous support from such an awesome company.”
Webber produced along with Elizabeth Destro and Matt Sprague; Dan McGilvray co-produced. Mollie Engelhart and Tim Ryan exec produced.
Sale was negotiated by Chris Ball and Rene Cogan of Wrekin Hill, with Kevin Iwashina and Christine D’Souza at Preferred Content representing the filmmakers.