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Open Road Acquires Garry Marshall’s ‘Mother’s Day’ Starring Julia Roberts

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the romantic comedy “Mother’s Day.”

The pic features an ensemble that includes stars Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis. The film will be produced by Wayne Rice and Gulfstream Pictures’ Mike Karz with Garry Marshall directing.

The movie tells intertwining stories about the lives of several mothers as the title holiday approaches, similar to “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” both of which Marshall also directed.

The script was written by Anya Kochoff-Romano, Lily Hollander, Matt Walker and Tom Hines. The film will bow on April 29, 2016.

“We jumped at the chance to be a part of this film,” said Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. “Audiences everywhere will surely enjoy seeing moms celebrated by this fantastic cast and talented filmmaking team.”

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films by Ortenberg, CEO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and executive vice president of production and acquisitions Peter Lawson. CAA, which packaged the film, represented the domestic distribution rights and brokered the deal on behalf of the producers with executive producer Matthew Hooper of IME Law. Hooper also arranged the financing for the film. Daniel Diamond, who also serves as a producer, is handling international sales through his Diamond Pictures. Jared Underwood and Danny Mandel of Aperture Media Partners are providing the debt financing.

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