Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen Comedy ‘Amateur Night’ Sells to Cinedigm

Amateur Night Movie Jason Biggs
Courtesy of Cinedigm

Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to the Jason Biggs-Jenny Mollen comedy “Amateur Night,” formerly “Drive, She Said.”

The Works, which will be screening the film under its new title at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlin film Festival, is representing international rights.

The movie will be released theatrically in North America in mid 2016, and will be simultaneously made available on digital and VOD platforms, with a DVD release to follow later in the year.

Biggs plays an out-of-work expectant father married to Mollen’s character. The two are also married in real life. In desperation, he answers a Craigslist ad for a driver and discovers that he’ll be the chauffeur for three charismatic call girls, portrayed by Ashley Tisdale, Janet Montgomery and Bria Murphy. Steven Weber, Cedric Yarbrough and Adrian Voo are also starring.

The script was written and directed by the husband/wife team of Joe Syracuse and Lisa Addario — whose own life experiences served as inspiration for the movie when Syracuse had a lucrative — and sometimes dangerous — job driving call girls around Los Angeles while Addario was pregnant with their first child.

“Amateur Night” was produced by Diego Del Rio Toca, Jorge Garcia Castro, Shana Eddy-Grouf and Mary Pat Bentel. Executive producers are Samuel Goldberg, Michael Kessel, Jackie Levine, Meyer Orbach and Tony Parker.

The deal was negotiated by Cinedigm’s Kristin Harris and United Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.

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