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Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza Naughty Nun Movie ‘The Little Hours’ Picked Up by Gunpowder & Sky

Sundance 2017: New distributor spends low-seven figures on film from festival’s midnight section

Gunpowder & Sky has acquired the Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza naughty-nun movie “The Little Hours” following its premiere in the midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival, TheWrap has learned.

Van Toffler’s digital-first studio paid low-seven figures for writer-director Jeff Baena’s new movie, which reunites him with his “Life After Beth” star Aubrey Plaza.

Plaza, Brie and Kate Micucci play medieval nuns who chafe at convent routine, spy on one another and berate a day laborer until Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord.

Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the convent erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse, and wicked revelry, according to the festival program guide.

“The Little Hours” also co-stars Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke, Nick Offerman, Adam Pally, Jon Gabrus, Lauren Weedman, Paul Weitz, and Paul Reiser.

Elizabeth Destro and Plaza produced the “The Little Hours.”

The sale is the second from Sundance’s midnight section following Wednesday’s sale of “The Killing Ground.”

CAA and WME Global brokered the deal.