Kino Lorber snags indie comedy

'If I Were You,' with Harden, to get March release

Kino Lorber has picked up U.S. theatrical rights to “If I Were You,” the indie comedy starring Marcia Gay Harden and Aidan Quinn.

Writer-director Joan Carr-Wiggin’s film centers on a woman named Madelyn (Harden) who, through a series of complications, gets caught up starring as the title character in a community theater production of “King Lear” with the her husband’s mistress (Leonor Watling) co-starring as Lear’s fool in the Bard tragedy. Quinn appears as a stranger who arouses Madelyn’s interest.

Movie had its world preem last year at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival. David Gordian and Alan Latham produce for Paragraph Pictures and Tall Tree Pictures, with the deal for theatrical distribution pacted by Gordian and Kino Lorber topper Richard Lorber.

“If I Were You” will bow theatrically March 15, but prior to that will get a VOD release through Gravitas Ventures and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution, with the pic becoming available through digital channels starting Feb. 11.

Pic joins a Kino Lorber roster that also includes “Five Broken Cameras,” the doc currently up for an Oscar.

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