You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fox Searchlight goes ‘Way Back’

Comedy is directorial debut for 'Descendants' scribes

Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script.

Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend and his daughter. He finds an unexpected friend in the manager of a water park, who helps the teen find his place in the world during a summer he’ll never forget.

Kevin Walsh and Tom Rice produce, while Ben Neam, George Parra and Gigi Pritzker exec produced with Faxon and Rash. Fox Searchlight plans to release the film this summer.

More Scene

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    Parity Takes Center Stage at Variety's 'A Night in the Writers' Room' Drama Panel

    Fox Searchlight has acquired North American rights, as well as most rights in major territories, to “The Way, Way Back.” The comedy marks the directorial debut of “The Descendants” scribes Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, who also wrote the script. Coming-of-age story stars Liam James as a introverted 14 year-old on summer vacation with his […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content