“Obvious Child,” a comedy starring Jenny Slate, was picked up on Monday afternoon for North American rights by A24, Variety has confirmed.
The pic was directed by first-time helmer Gillian Robespierre and premiered on Friday as part of Sundance’s Next competition. Slate plays an angsty, recently dumped twentysomething who lives in Brooklyn, a familiar premise at this year’s fest (see Desiree Akhavan’s “Appropriate Behavior.”) Also starring are Gaby Hoffman, Polly Draper, Richard Kind and David Cross.
The project started as a 2009 short of the same name, and the filmmaker raised $37,000 on Kickstarter to help with production costs.
A24 also acquired “Laggies,” a dramedy starring Keira Knightley and directed by Lynn Shelton, over the weekend, making it one of the more aggressive buyers at this year’s Sundance.