FilmBuff and Orion Releasing have acquired worldwide rights to director Charles Hood’s romantic comedy “Night Owls,” which was a hit at this year’s SXSW festival, it was announced Thursday.
Adam Pally (“Happy Endings”) and Rosa Salazar (“Parenthood”) star alongside Tony Hale (“Veep”), Rob Huebel (“Transparent”) and Peter Krause (“Six Feet Under”).
“Night Owls” follows workaholic Kevin (Pally), who goes home with beautiful train-wreck Madeline (Salazar) for a drunken one-night-stand, and is then horrified to discover she’s actually his boss’ jilted ex-mistress. After Madeline takes a bottle of sleeping pills, Kevin is forced to keep her awake all night. As Madeline and Kevin banter through the night, they begin to fall for each other.
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Hood wrote the script with Seth Goldsmith and the film was produced by Toby Louie. “Night Owls” was executive produced by Jordana Mollick, Brendan Bragg, Jesse Hara, Mauricio Betancur and Kevin Mann of Haven Entertainment.
“Night Owls” will be released theatrically in select markets on Dec. 4 and on premium VOD the following day, including platforms such as Amazon Instant Video, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Google Play, iTunes, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Vudu, and Xbox.
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“I am so proud of this film and excited to have the opportunity to share it with a larger audience”, said Hood. “We feel that Orion and FilmBuff are the perfect fit for releasing ‘Night Owls’ and we’re looking forward to the road ahead.”
FilmBuff is a popular entertainment curator, while Orion Releasing is focused on multi-platform releases via specialized theatrical runs and premium VOD services. The “Night Owls” deal was negotiated by Preferred Content with Haven Entertainment.