Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts Movie ‘While We’re Young’ Bought by A24

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Last Updated: September 8, 2014 @ 7:28 PM

A24 has acquired U.S. rights to Noah Baumbach‘s “While We’re Young,” which stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried.

“While We’re Young” debuted to mixed response on Saturday night at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Stiller and Watts play a childless couple who befriend a young couple played by Driver and Seyfried and learn to loosen up a bit, though the new relationship affects their marriage.

Baumbach produced the film with Lila Yacoub, while Eli Bush is among the other producers.

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“We are enormous fans of Noah’s and were completely won over by ‘While We’re Young. Noah delivered a multi‐generational comedy that is smart, extremely funny, and incredibly insightful, and which audiences across the country will embrace,” A24 said in a statement, though the company declined to attribute the quote to an executive.