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Toni Collette’s ‘Lucky Them’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Romantic comedy debuted at Toronto

IFC Films is acquiring U.S. rights to Toni Collette’s romantic comedy “Lucky Them,” a month after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Fetsival.

“Lucky Them” is from MyMy Productions in association with Tangerine Entertainment. Directed by Megan Griffiths, and co-written by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko, the film also stars Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, and Ahna O’Reilly.

Producers are Wachtel, Amy Hobby, and Adam Gibbs. Joanne Woodward and Peer Pedersen exec produced.

Collette plays a rock journalist who dates musicians, assigned to explore her own past by her magazine’s editor (Platt) with a would-be documentarian, portrayed by Haden Church.

Justin Chang gave the film a strong review at Toronto: “The journey proves as rewarding as the destination in “Lucky Them,” a low-key charmer starring Toni Collette as a rock critic searching for the musician who mysteriously vanished 10 years earlier, abandoning her and his many fans), Ellie sets out on an emotional treasure hunt in order to finally rid herself of her “ghosts” and get on with life.”

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Toni and Thomas give fantastic performances, and this film is an effervescent and hilarious portrait of one woman’s self-examination that is bolstered by an excellent supporting cast.”

The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with John Sloss of Cinetic Media on behalf of the filmmakers.

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