“Laggies,” the romantic dramedy directed by Lynn Shelton and starring Keira Knightley, was acquired on Sunday morning by A24, which purchased North American rights for about $2 million.
Several other buyers, including Open Road, had expressed interest in the film, which received mostly positive reviews after its Sundance premiere on Friday night. A24 is considering a summer 2014 release.
The quirky love story also co-stars Chloe Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell. Variety critic Justin Chang called Knightley’s performance “delightfully loose-limbed.”
The deal was finalized by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. International rights will be handled by the Solution.