Myriad has acquired international rights to "The Family Tree," a comedy that stars Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Selma Blair, Max Thieriot, Bow Wow, Rachael Leigh Cook, Jane Seymour and "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks, the company announced on Thursday.
Davis stars as a restless housewife who hits her head during an illicit sexual encounter with her next-door neighbor and winds up losing her memory. She can't remember her husband (Mulroney) or her two teenage kids. While her amnesia provides the spark that her marriage has been missing, it allows the kids to run amok.
The project marks the feature directorial debut of Vivi Friedman, a Finnish-born filmmaker best known for her work in commercials, whose first short film, "Certainly Not a Fairytale," was made in conjunction with Fox Searchlight's prestigious Searchlab.
This time around, Friedman will be working from a script by Mark Lisson, who will also produce the project with Allan Jones, Kathy Weiss and J. Todd Harris ("The Kids Are Alright").
Myriad will start screening and selling "The Family Tree" at the American Film Market this week. IP Advisors continue to represent the picture's North American rights.