Exceptional: Vertical Leisure has acquired North American rights to Hans Canosa’s movie, The Storied Daily life of A.J. Fikry, from international gross sales agent Mister Smith Leisure. At present in put up-generation, the movie is slated for release in theaters this slide.
The dramedy is primarily based on Gabrielle Zevin’s bestseller of the exact same name, which has offered about five million copies throughout the world. It tells the story of bookstore operator A.J. Fikry (Kunal Nayyar), who is having difficulties to navigate a existence that is far from what he expected it to be, as he is sensation still left powering by a rapidly evolving earth. Soon after his wife’s death in a tragic accident, Fikry’s retailer hits a economical low level, with revenue at abysmal levels. Pushed to ingesting his sorrows away, Fikry hits rock base when his most prized possession, a sequence of Edgar Allen Poe poems, are stolen. But when a mysterious package deal arrives, Fikry discovers not all is missing and his possibilities for commencing anew are increased than he at any time imagined. Lucy Hale (The Hating Activity), Christina Hendricks (Great Girls), Scott Foley (Scandal) and David Arquette (Scream franchise) also star.
The Storied Lifetime of A.J. Fikry marks the most up-to-date collaboration concerning Vertical and TPC, as component of their continuing generation lending undertaking. Zevin tailored the screenplay for the movie and produced alongside Canosa, Claude Dal Farra (The Hating Sport), Brian Keady and Kelsey Regulation. Nayyar, Hale, Hendricks and Brice Dal Farra exec produced together with Vertical’s Peter Jarowey, Prosperous Goldberg, Mitch Budin, and TPC’s David Gendron, as very well as Ali Jazayeri, Viviana Zarragoitia and John Bails. Ivy Chu and Vertical’s Kristin Harris served as associate producers, with Arlie Day and Mike Webpage as co-producers.
“We are thrilled to be doing work with Hans and Gabrielle on this great adaptation of her bestselling novel,” reported Claude Del Farra. “The performances are fantastic, and we are psyched for the environment to explore the film.”
“We not long ago labored with Lucy, Claude, and Mister Smith Enjoyment on The Hating Sport and seem ahead to setting up on that excellent accomplishment with The Storied Existence of A.J. Fikry,” reported Vertical Amusement Companion, Peter Jarowey. “We are self-confident that Claude and the production workforce will provide an remarkable film audiences will embrace when they working experience it this drop.”
“We are delighted be doing the job on this —our third film—with Vertical,” added Mister Smith Entertainment’s CEO, David Garrett. “They have tested on their own to be great associates.”
Vertical Entertainment is a world wide unbiased distributor, which was established in 2012. Other approaching releases from the organization include Eli Horowitz SXSW 2022 thriller The Cow, starring Winona Ryder and John Gallagher Jr. John Patton Ford’s Sundance 2022 pic Emily the Felony, starring Aubrey Plaza and Theo Rossi and Krystin Ver Linden’s Sundance drama Alice, starring Keke Palmer, Prevalent, Gaius Charles and Jonny Lee Miller. Jarowey negotiated the deal for The Storied Lifetime of A.J. Fikry on behalf of Vertical Entertainment, with Mister Smith Entertainment’s Garrett on behalf of the filmmakers.