CANNES — Buena Vista Intl. has acquired all foreign distribution rights to “A Few Good Years,” a comedy being produced by Michael Douglas’ New York-based production shingle Furthur Films.
Pic, being helmed by Fred Schepisi (“Six Degrees of Separation”) and penned by Jesse Wigutow, is the story of a dysfunctional New York family and their attempts to reconcile.
“Years,” which will be released domestically by MGM, wraps in Gotham on May 30, and stars three generations of Douglases: Kirk Douglas, Cameron Douglas (son of Michael) and Diana Darrid Douglas (mother of Michael), as well Bernadette Peters, Sarita Choudhury, Rory Culkin and Colman Domingo.
Gotham-based Furthur Films is eyeing a platform release at the end of the year, with MGM planning an Oscar campaign. Pic will likely be released wider Stateside early next year.
“We are thrilled to be in business with BVI,” said Marcy Drogin, senior veep of production at Furthur Films. “We look forward to working with them on other projects in the future.”
Drogin said Furthur and BVI are discussing other possible collaborations.
BVI’s exec VP of distribution and acquisitions Anthony Marcoly and director of worldwide acquisitions Alicia Keyes closed the deal directly with pic’s producers.
Furthur is also in pre-production on “Till Death Do Us Part,” which is being co-financed by Franchise and Warner Bros. Michael Douglas stars along with Albert Brooks; Andy Fleming directs. Furthur will produce with Gerber Pictures and Bill Todman Prods. Lensing is slated for mid-July.
BVI has also picked up several international territories, including Latin America, Asia (excluding Korea), the Middle East and Scandinavia on First Look Media’s Bruce Beresford-directed “Evelyn,” currently in post. Pic, which stars Pierce Brosnan, will be released stateside by MGM in December. Planeta acquired the rights in Spain.