29 January, 2015 | By Jeremy Kay
EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based sales company will kick off sales at EFM next week on The Community’s comedy to star Shiloh Fernandez, Chris Noth, Mary-Louise Parker and Ashley Benson.
Xavier Manrique will direct his feature debut from a screenplay by Nicholas Schutt. The Community’s Jamin O’Brien and Daniel L Blanc produce while David Frankel is attached as executive producer.
Chronically Metropolitan is set to begin shooting in February and tells of a novellist in New York who enlists his sister and drug dealer best friend to help him win back his lost love.
Tannaz Anisi’s 13 Films handles international sales and WME Global represents US rights.
“We want to make films that the studios have abandoned in lieu of tentpoles,” said The Community co-head O’Brien. “Chronically Metropolitan is incredibly smart and full of depth, all while being commercially viable and accessible to large audiences.”
“Producer Jamin O’Brien has assembled a strong cast anchored by the talented and charming Chris Noth and Mary-Louise Parker, who will be able to showcase their comedic skills with this entertaining and light-hearted script,” said Anisi.