Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to “The House of Tomorrow,” a coming-of-age feature starring Asa Butterfield (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) and Ellen Burstyn.
The multi-platform distribution company plans to launch the film theatrically on April 20, 2018.
The film, based on the best-selling novel by Peter Bognanni, was written and directed by Peter Livolsi and premiered earlier this year at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
The film follows a 16-year-old (Butterfield) who has spent most of his life with his Buckminster Fuller-loving Nana (Burstyn) in their geodesic-dome home tourist attraction until she is sidelined by a stroke.
He soon forms a punk band with a chain-smoking teen (Alex Wolff), who lives in the suburbs with his bible-banging single dad Alan (Nick Offerman) and teenage sister Meredith (Maude Apatow). Michaela Watkins also stars.
Producers include Tarik Karam, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, and Superlative Films in association with Water’s End Productions.
Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman serve as executive producers along with Tom Dolby, Bill & Ruth Ann Harnisch, Donna and Kevin Gruneich and Patty Quillin.