Craig Robinson (“The Office”) and newcomer Markees Christmas star as a father and son whose relationship is tested. Chad Hartigan (“This Is Martin Bonner”) directed the film.
Variety critic Justin Chang praised the film as “a warm and winsome portrait of an African-American teenager adjusting uneasily to his new life in Heidelberg, Germany.”
The price tag was for north of $1 million. UTA brokered the deal, which was first reported by Deadline.
“Morris From America” was produced by Martin Heisler, Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy and Gabriele Simon, and executive produced by Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub of Beachside.