Following its world-premiere last month at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, Suzanne Blech, president at Screen Media Films, has announced the acquisition of all North American rights to Jesse Zwick’s directorial debut “About Alex”, starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, and Jane Levy. The film will be released in theaters and on VOD day-and-date on August 8, 2014.
In ABOUT ALEX, a circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away after one of them suffers an emotional breakdown. Despite the group’s best efforts to keep it light and enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences leads to an explosion that, coupled with the flammable combination of drugs, wine, and risotto, cannot be contained. An honest appraisal of adult friendship for our current social media moment, ABOUT ALEX is a lighthearted look at the struggles of a generation that has it all – and wants more.
“Jesse Zwick’s film is one of the strongest debuts we’ve seen in years,” said Seth Needle, Director of Acquisitions & Marketing, at Screen Media. “We can’t wait for audiences to discover the extraordinary chemistry shared by this talented ensemble cast.”
“We’re thrilled to partner up with Suzanne and her team to bring ABOUT ALEX to audiences this summer,” said Footprint Features’ CEO Adam Saunders. “They’ve shown great enthusiasm for the project since the first night it played at Tribeca and we’re hopeful that with their help, audiences around the country will really have a chance to fall in love with Jesse’s timely story.”
ABOUT ALEX is written and directed by Jesse Zwick, produced by Adam Saunders, executive produced by Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz, with cinematography by Andre Lascaris, editing by Garret Price, and music by Joel P. West. The film stars Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, and Jane Levy. For more info about the film, please go to https://www.facebook.com/aboutalexmovie, http://instagram.com/aboutalexmovie, or http://aboutalexmovie.com.