Sundance: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders Comedy ‘Results’ Lands at Magnolia Pictures

Andrew Bujalski’s new film co-stars Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi and Brooklyn Decker

Magnolia Pictures has acquired world rights to writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s new comedy “Results,” which stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan.

The film will have its world premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Magnolia is eyeing a summer theatrical release for the film.

“Results” is a “well-toned” ensemble comedy set in the fitness world of Austin, Texas. Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. There he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

“Results” also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer. The film was produced by Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King. Executive producers were David Bernon, Greg Stewart and Sev Ohanian.

“We’ve been long time fans of Andrew Bujalski, one of the most distinctive American directors working today.  We are incredibly excited to be handling ‘Results,’ especially with the stellar cast he’s assembled,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles.

“Hey, thanks,” said Bujalski.

“Magnolia Pictures is the perfect home for ‘Results,’” Burn Later Productions’ Slater and Bernon said in a joint statement. “We are thrilled to be working together again after a wonderful partnership on our film ‘Drinking Buddies.’ Magnolia is a leading force in the world of filmmaking!”

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of acquisitions Dori Begley and director of acquisitions John Von Thaden with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.