Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are close to acquiring the rights to "Thanks for Sharing," a sex addiction comedy that screened at the Toronto Film Festival, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap.
The film stars Gwyneth Paltrow and reunites Mark Ruffalo with Stuart Blumberg, the co-writer of "The Kids Are All Right." The studios plan to release "Thanks for Sharing" theatrically and spent a reported $2 million for the U.S. distribution rights.
The film follows a group of 12-steppers as they try to give up their addictions to the pleasures of the flesh. Rock star Pink and Patrick Fugit ("Almost Famous") co-star.
UTA Independent Film Group and WME Global brokered the sale of the film.
Reviews for the film have been lukewarm, with many calling the picture "uneven."
In IndieWire, Kevin Jagernauth praised the performances, but griped, "Never quite as deep or probing as it thinks it is, 'Thanks For Sharing' is an unsatisfying tease."
Earlier this week, Lionsgate acquired rights to the Kristen Wiig comedy "Imogene."
Deadline first reported the sale of "Thanks for Sharing."