Samuel Goldwyn Film has picked up the North American rights to Chris Prynoski’s animated movie “Nerdland.”
Samuel Goldwyn will release the film in theaters in December 2016.
“Nerdland,” which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, tells the story of two slacker best friends, aspiring actor John (Paul Rudd) and wannabe screenwriter Elliot (Patton Oswalt), who have seen their dreams of super-stardom fizzle.
With their 30th birthdays on the horizon, they decide to get famous by the end of the day, at any cost. Complications ensue when the duo inadvertently become key witnesses in a high profile crime that sets the news cycle on fire.
The film will have its West Coast premiere at Beyond Fest this weekend and have a special Q&A prior to their screening on Saturday that will include Patton Oswalt, director Chris Prynoski, and writer/producer Andrew Kevin Walker.
“Nerdland is a personal favorite of mine. It’s rare to be able to work with such a wealth of talent on a film that is so original and unapologetic,” says Peter Goldwyn, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films.
“The opportunity to work with Samuel Goldwyn Films on the release of Nerdland extends the pride and satisfaction we’ve all felt throughout the process of making this movie. We couldn’t be happier,” said producer Gavin Polone.
Andrew Kevin Walker wrote the script. The film was produced by Gavin Polone and Andrew Kevin Walker, executive produced by Kathy Landsberg, Chris Prynoski, and Shannon Barrett Prynoski.
The deal was negotiated by Samuel Goldwyn Films president Peter Goldwyn and UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.