Exclusive: In a $ 2 million north deal, Annapurna Pictures acquired the North American rights to When counting to threeThe Sundance Buzz title for 2021 marks the debut of comedian Jerrod Carmichael. Pic is expected to be released through an Annapurna distribution agreement with MGM’s Orion Pictures.
Several distributors chased after the pic after they debuted in the Dramatic Competition section. She won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for her book, Ari Catcher and Ryan Welch.
Carmichael and Christopher Abbott star as best friends who make a deal to end their lives at the end of the day, and the film covers the events of that day. Also co-starring is Tiffany Haddish, GB Smove, LaVille Crawford and Henry Winkler.
“Meghan’s commercial vision for bold independent films is unparalleled and we couldn’t feel more fortunate to find a home with her,” said producer Adam Poulsen of Valparaiso Pictures. “I was fortunate enough early in my career to witness first-hand how I defended Spring breakers In a way no one else saw it, and more recently Sorry to bother you And countless others. We’re excited that Megan was behind the release with Alana and her Orion team in the same way. “
The film is a co-production of Valparaiso Pictures and Werner Entertainment, and it was produced with Paulsen David Carrico, Tom Werner, Jake Denson, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Catcher and Jamie Price. Executive producers include Christopher Storer, Michael Baker, Tyson Bidner, Ryan Welch, Pete Dakesh, and Mike Roberts.
UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal.