Samuel Goldwyn Films has picked up Geoff Moore and David Posamentier’s directorial debut “Better Living Through Chemistry,” which the company will release this spring.
Rockwell stars as a small town pharmacist whose uneventful life turns into a walk on the wild side when he embarks on a drug-and-alcohol fueled affair with a seductive customer (Wilde).
The dark comedy was produced by Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino and co-produced by Paul Davis. Executive producers include Keith Calder, Anders Erden, Graeme Law, Peter Nichols, David Posamentier, Tim Smith and Paul Brett, while Richard Naing and Kate Sharp served as associate producers.
Samuel Goldwyn Films will handle U.S. theatrical with U.S. home entertainment distribution handled by Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Pictures International Entertainment will handle all ancillary platforms in the United Kingdom, the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, South America and a handful of Eastern European and Asian territories.
“We would all have better lives if we had half of the on-screen chemistry that Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde share. The movie is so much fun; I debated needing pharmaceuticals to calm down,” said Peter Goldwyn, senior VP of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
“We are thrilled to be in the business with Samuel Goldwyn Films and the Universal team and look forward to working with them on the release of Better Living Through Chemistry in the U.S. and around the world,” added Marino.
“It has been a long and winding road getting to this point, but we’re proud of the film, proud of our cast and crew, and we’re ecstatic to be partnered with a distribution team who cares about this picture as much as we do,” Posamentier and Moore said in a joint statement.
The deal was negotiated by Will Machin for Metro International, which handled international sales on the title, and Jessica Lacy for ICM Partners.