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Annette Bening’s ’20th Century Women’ Sells to A24

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Mike Mills’ comedy “20th Century Women,” starring Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup and newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann.

A24 is planning an awards-season release in the fourth quarter of this year.

Mills wrote and directed “20th Century Women.” The film is produced by Megan Ellison of Annapurna Pictures, Anne Carey of Archer Gray, and Youree Henley.

20th Century Women” centers on a single mother who tries to teach her teenage son about love and freedom, along with two other women. The film is set in Santa Barbara in the summer of 1979.

“Mike Mills has written and directed a deeply moving, transcendent vision about the people we love and our place in the world,” A24 said in a statement. “With truly unforgettable performances and a meticulous sense of time and place, ’20th Century Women’ is an iconic mother-son story that we know will resonate strongly with wide audiences.”

Annapurna’s recent releases include Richard Linklater’s “Everybody Wants Some” and Todd Solondz’ “Wiener-Dog.”

Mills directed “Beginners.” He is repped by UTA, which negotiated the deal on behalf of Annapurna.

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