A24 has acquired the U.S. rights to Julianne Moore's "Gloria Bell," the distributor announced Monday.
Sebastian Lelio's newest film also stars John Turturro, Brad Garrett, Rita Wilson and Michael Cera. Written and directed by Lelio, "Gloria Bell" is a remake of his 2013 breakout Chilean feature of the same name.
Lelio also directed 2017's Oscar-winning "A Fantastic Woman," as well as 2018's "Disobedience" starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.
A24 is planning a spring 2019 release for "Gloria Bell" following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The film follows Gloria (Moore) who is a free-spirited divorcee who spends her days at her office job and her nights on the dance floor. When she meets Arnold (Turturro), she finds herself in the midst of an unexpected romance.
"Lelio has made a completely heartwarming and winning new film, building upon his own original work while creating something fresh and universal," said the distributor in a statement. "Julianne Moore gives one of her very best performances in the central role, creating an incredibly complex and nuanced character that the audience roots for at every turn. We are so thrilled to be working with Sebastián and Julianne and to be bringing this wonderful movie out into the world."
Lelio added, "I really admire the films that A24 has championed. The company is strong and daring, which I think matches beautifully Gloria Bell's attitude about life."
"Gloria Bell," presented by FilmNation Entertainment, is produced by Juan de Dios Larrain and Pablo Larrain for Fabula, alongside Lelio. Executive producers include Moore, Shea Kammer, Rocio Jadue, Ben Browning, Glen Basner, Milan Popelka and Alison Cohen.
FilmNation is handling international sales and negotiated the U.S. deal with A24.
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