Greenwich Entertainment announced on Friday, along with rakontur, that Greenwich has acquired U.S. rights to Billy Corben’s “Screwball.”
“Screwball” is a surreal documentary detailing the Alex Rodriguez/Biogenesis Major League Baseball doping scandal.
The film made its world premiere to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival and recently played at DocNYC.
“Billy Corben’s wildly entertaining doc is his latest look at a perverse pursuit of the American Dream,” Greenwich’s Andy Bohn said in a statement.
Penned by Corben (“Cocaine Cowboys”) and David Cypkin, Screwball is a true-crime dramedy investigating MLB’s infamous doping scandal involving a nefarious clinician and his most famous client: Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez.
Corben and Alfred Spellman produced under their rakontur banner (“The U,” “Dawg Fight”). Greenwich is planning a theatrical release in the spring of 2019 at the start of the MLB season.
“There’s nothing like seeing a comedy in the theater and sharing the laughter with your fellow filmgoers,” Corben said in a statement. “It’s been a blast watching film festival audiences react toScrewball and I’m so psyched that Greenwich will bring this experience nationwide.”
30WEST, whose past projects include “Ben is Back,” “Destroyer” and “Colette,” negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Greenwich Entertainment.