Sundance Deals: Paramount Acquires Clea DuVall’s ‘The Intervention’

Studio picks up worldwide rights to the actress’ directorial debut

Paramount Home Media has acquired worldwide rights to “The Intervention” at Sundance Film Festival.

The dramedy marks the directorial debut of “Argo” and “American Horror Story” actress Clea DuVall and stars Melanie Lynskey, Cobie Smulders, Alia Shawkat, Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Piazza, Ben Schwartz, Jason Ritter and DuVall herself.

“The Intervention” follows a group of four couples who go on a weekend getaway when it takes a turn that the trip was planned as an intervention for one of the couple’s marriage.

The film made its world premiere at Sundance on Jan. 26. “The Intervention” will have a day-and-date VOD release through Paramount Home Media, and a theatrical release through a third party.

Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Sev Ohanian produced the film, while Mel Eslyn, David Bernon and DuVall servved as executive producers.

DuVall wrote the script as well, and ICM Partners and Gersh negotiated the deal.