Roadside Attractions and FilmNation Pick Up Salma Hayek’s ‘Beatriz at Dinner’

Sundance 2017: Salma Hayek stars as a massage therapist in the dinner party comedy

Roadside Attractions and FilmNation have acquired North American rights to Miguel Arteta’s “Beatriz at Dinner.”

Salma Hayek plays health practitioner Beatriz, a Mexican immigrant who ends up at a dinner party opposite alpha male billionaire real estate developer Doug Strutt (John Lithgow), leading to a night neither one will forget.

The film, which premiered Monday in the Premiere Section at the Sundance Film Festival, also features Connie Britton, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, Chloë Sevigny and David Warshofsky. Mike White wrote the screenplay.

“Miguel and Mike have assembled a cinematic dream team to tell the hilarious and unforgettable story of Beatriz,” Roadside’s Howard Cohen, Eric d’Arbeloff and FilmNation’s Glen ​Basner said in a joint statement. “Their collaborations include many of the great independent films of the last two decades.  We’re thrilled.”

“Beatriz at Dinner” is a Bron Studios/Killer Films production in association with Creative Wealth Media, and is produced by Pamela Koffler, Aaron L. Gilbert, David Hinojosa and Christine Vachon. Jason Cloth, Andy Pollack, Alan Simpson, Richard McConnell, Lewis M. Hendler, Jose Tamez and Brad Feinstein are executive producers.

Roadside Attractions and FilmNation also bought the movie’s distribution rights in Australia and New Zealand.  WME/CAA/UTA negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.​