Screen Media Films has acquired domestic rights to SXSW title “7 Chinese Brothers” for day-and-date release in August.
In the film, Jason Schwartzman plays a sad sack who attempts to get the girl (his boss, played by Eleanore Pienta) and provide for his French bulldog played by Schwartzman’s real-life dog Arrow. The cast also includes Olympia Dukakis, Stephen Root and Tunde Adebimpe.
“7 Chinese Brothers” was written and directed by Bob Byington and produced by Molly Christie Benson, Seana Flanagan and Nancy Schafer. Christos V. Konstantakopoulos serves as executive producer.
The deal for “7 Chinese Brothers” was inked by Needle at Screen Media, with Zac Bright of Preferred Content and WME Global for the filmmakers. The movie joins a roster of recent Screen Media acquisitions including “Ten Thousand Saints” and Helen Hunt’s “Ride.”
Before its August release, “7 Chinese Brothers” will get a May 30 screening in New York as part of the Rooftop Films Summer Series.