Amazon to Distribute Ben Stiller’s ‘Brad’s Status’ (Exclusive)

Dramedy written and directed by Mike White is scheduled to begin shooting in Boston and Montreal next month

Last Updated: September 21, 2016 @ 12:32 PM

Amazon has come aboard to distribute Mike White‘s “Brad’s Status,” TheWrap has learned.

Mike White is writing and directing from his own script. Ben Stiller is starring, while Austin Abrams is co-starring as his son.

The film centers on Brad (Stiller), who despite a gainful career and happy home life, finds himself obsessed with his more successful former schoolmates. While touring colleges with his son, Brad is forced to confront his friends and feelings of failure.

Amazon plans to release the film theatrically, but a distribution partner has not yet been determined.

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) is financing and producing “Brad’s Status” with Plan B Entertainment, which has Academy Award-celebrated films “The Big Short,” “Selma,” “12 Years A Slave” and “The Departed” to its credit.

White and Plan B brought the project to SKE. White will produce along with David Bernad, Dede Gardner, Carla Hacken and John Penotti.

SKE currently has “Hell or High Water” out in theaters and is currently in post-production on “Book of Henry,” directed by Colin Trevorrow (“Jurassic World”) from an original screenplay written by best-selling novelist Gregg Hurwitz (“Tell No Lies,” “You’re Next”), starring Naomi Watts (“Birdman,”) and Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) for release via Focus Features on September 30th.

White most recently co-created, wrote and directed the HBO series “Enlightened,” starring Laura Dern, and wrote the comedies “Year of the Dog,” starring Molly Shannon and John C. Reilly; “The Good Girl,” starring Jennifer Aniston; and “Nacho Libre,” starring Jack Black.

Filming for “Brad’s Status” is scheduled to begin in Boston and Montreal next month.

Amazon has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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