Demarest Films to finance ‘Two Night Stand’

Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton star in romantic comedy

Demarest Films has come on board to finance and co-produce indie romantic comedy “Two Night Stand,” starring Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton and Jessica Szohr with Max Nichols directing Mark Hammer’s script.

Lensing will begin Oct. 15 in New York City.

Demarest’s Sam Englebardt and William D. Johnson will produce alongside Beau Flynn and Ruben Fleischer. Adam Yoelin and Mark Hammer are exec producers. UTA is handling domestic sales and Lisa Wilson’s The Solution is handling foreign rights.

Variety reported on June 8 that music video director Nichols had been hired to make his feature debut with “Two Night Stand,” with Flynn and “Gangster Squad” director Fleischer producing. Flynn Picture Co. acquired Hammer’s script earlier this year.

Hammer’s script, selected for last year’s Black List, follows a man and a woman trapped in his apartment after a one-night stand because of a terrible snowstorm outside — forcing them to get to know each other far more.

Demarest, launched in April, has recently come on board to co-produce and co-finance a pair of projects — “A Most Wanted Man” from Anton Corbijn starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Robin Wright; and “Paranoia,” a high-tech corporate espionage thriller directed by Robert Luketic with Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, and Amber Heard starring.

Demarest has also completed Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; David Rosenthal’s “A Single Shot,” starring Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, and Jeffrey Wright; and “Penthouse North,” a psychological thriller directed by Joseph Ruben, which stars Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton and will be released by The Weinstein Company.

Flynn’s credits include “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” “Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “The Rite,” and “Red Dawn,” which FilmDistrict has set for a Nov. 21 launch. He’s also developing a third “Journey” pic for New Line, where he’s based. Flynn’s most recent indie was “Choke.”

Fleischer directed “Gangster Squad” for Warner Bros.

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