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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Comedy ‘Beth and Don’ Acquired by A24

Film will be written and directed by Nicole Holofcener

A24 has acquired all U.S. rights and will theatrically release Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy “Beth and Don,” the distributor announced Friday.

Nicole Holofcener is both writing and directing “Beth and Don.” This is the latest collaboration for Holofcener and Dreyfus after the pair worked together on 2013’s “Enough Said,” in which Louis-Dreyfus starred opposite the late James Gandolfini.  It also marks Louis-Dreyfus’s second film with A24. Shooting just wrapped on “Tuesday,” the anticipated directorial debut from Dainah Oniunias-Pusic.

The film will be produced by Likely Story’s Anthony Bregman and Stefanie Azpiazu, who also produced “Enough Said.”

In “Beth and Don,” Louis-Dreyfus will play Beth, a New York novelist in an unbelievably happy marriage to Don, who loves her and supports her in every way. One day, when Beth overhears him admitting that he hasn’t liked her writing in years, it threatens to undo all that’s good in their lives. 

UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the sale of the rights to A24. Film Nation is handling all international sales.

Most recently, Julia Louis-Dreyfus was seen in the Marvel franchise as Valentina Allegra de Fontaine in both “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Black Widow.”

Nicole Holofcener most recently directed “The Land of Steady Habits” from 2019. She wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-nominated “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and recently co-wrote the screenplay for “The Last Duel” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. She’s also in pre-production on another new film that she’s written and will also direct.

Holofcener is repped by UTA and attorney Alan Wertheimer. Louis-Dreyfus is repped by CAA, ID and attorney Jonathan West. Likely Story is repped by Craig Emanuel at Paul Hastings.