EXCLUSIVE: Neon has landed US rights to Babes, a comedy that was privately screened outside of the official festival roster at Toronto.
After its private screening, five distributors chased it before Tom Quinn’s Neon won it. Pamela Adlon, the Emmy winner behind the series Better Things, made her feature directorial debut on the film. Scripted by Ilana Glazer and Josh Rabinowitz, the film is a smart comedy that stars Glazer, Michelle Buteau, Hasan Minhaj and John Carroll Lynch.
The Emmy-winning Broad City breakout Glazer plays Eden, an aggressively single woman who becomes pregnant from a one-night stand. She leans on her married best friend and mother of two (Buteau), to guide her through gestation and beyond.
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The US deal was made by FilmNation Entertainment, Range Media Partners and CAA Media Finance. International sales are being done by FilmNation Entertainment.
Pic was financed by Range Media Partners & Filmnation, and the producers are Susie Fox, Ilana Glazer, Josh Rabinowitz, Ashley Fox and Breean Pojunas.
Neon is positioned for a strong awards season. The company that guided Parasite to become first foreign language film to win Best Picture, has the Michael Mann-directed Ferrari, which premiered at Venice. That is where Neon acquired Ava Duvernay’s new film Origin, and Neon has a New York Film Festival premiere of Anatomy of a Fall, the murder mystery that won the Palme D’Or at Cannes.
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