The Sundance Film Festival wrapped up nearly a month ago, but films that debuted at the prestigious film fest are still scoring distribution deals. Lake Bell’s directorial debut, (cue deep, dramatic voice) In a World…, has finalized deals with Roadside Attractions and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, EW confirmed.
Roadside will distribute the film in the U.S., while the Sony subsidiary acquired international rights. A summer 2013 release is planned for U.S. theaters.
The comedy features Bell as a voice coach who ventures into the competitive all-male race to land the voiceover gig for the trailer of a massive blockbuster trilogy. Rounding out the cast of the film, which Bell also wrote, are the It’s Complicated actress’ Childrens Hospital co-stars Rob Corddry and Ken Marino, as well as Nick Offerman, Demitri Martin, and Tig Notaro.
“In a world…where everyone loves a good laugh, Lake’s film represents the introduction of a major new comedic voice – a 21st century Carole Lombard,” Roadside co-president Howard Cohen said in a statement. “We think audiences around the country are going to love it as much as we and the audiences at Sundance did.”
In a World… won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance. For more about the film, read EW’s report on Bell and other women filmmakers at the Utah film festival.
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