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Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell Comedy ‘Mr. Right’ Sells to Focus World

Toronto: Paco Cabezas directed the festival’s Closing Night film from a script by Max Landis

Focus World has acquired U.S. rights to Paco Cabezas’ romantic action comedy “Mr. Right,” which stars Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. The movie will make its world premiere as the Closing Night Gala Presentation at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

Focus World will release the film theatrically and on demand on a date to be determined.

Written and executive produced by Max Landis, the film stars Rockwell and Kendrick as two people who are crazy about each other — and maybe just plain crazy. The challenge of dating is taken to new extremes in “Mr. Right,” in which the road to true love is paved with shell casings.

Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund and RZA co-star in the film, which was produced by Bradley Gallo, Michael Helfant, Lawrence Mattis, and Rick Jacobs.

Executive producers include William Gallo, Allen Church, Mark Roberts, Jennifer Dana, Ross Jacobson, Sheldon Rabinowitz, Stephen Emery, Avram Butch Kaplan and Landis.

Mr. Right” is an Amasia Entertainment and Circle of Confusion production in association with 3311 Productions. Focus World is the multiplatform distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features.

The deal was negotiated by Anjay Nagpal, SVP of Focus World, with Beth Lemberger, Focus Features’ EVP of business affairs and Gene Kang, Focus Features’ VP of business affairs on behalf of the studio, and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Sierra/Affinity is overseeing international rights to the film.