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Amazon, Annapurna Team Up for Ben Stiller Comedy ‘Brad’s Status’

Cannes 2017: Mike White’s latest marks second theatrical release from Annapurna’s distribution arm

Annapurna and Amazon are teaming up to release Mike White’s upcoming comedy, “Brad’s Status,” TheWrap has learned.

The film, which stars Ben Stiller as a family man who feels inadequate after learning of the incredible success of his school mates, will be co-released domestically by the two studios and will be the second title released under Annapurna’s new distribution wing.

In a teaser played at CinemaCon earlier this year, Stiller is seen lecturing his smart but intensely laid back son on dealing with the pressure of getting into college. He tells a story about his own struggles getting into Yale, and then his son reveals he’s actually close to landing admittance to Harvard.

There’s a bittersweet exchange and on Stiller’s face runs a gamut of emotion over the news: pride, sorrow, bitterness and more.

Written and directed by White, the film is produced by SKE, Plan B, and David Bernard. Sierra/Affinity is handling international sales.

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White wrote the upcoming Miguel Arteta film, “Beatriz at Dinner,” starring Salma Hayek and John Lithgow. It opens June 9.

The deal was first reported by Deadline.