Co-writer/director Susanna Fogel’s Life Partners has been picked up by Magnolia Pictures for U.S. distribution. Fogel’s film, which was co-written by Joni Lefkowitz and debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, and Gabourey Sidibe.
“It has been such a privilege to work with Red Crown in making Life Partners, a film that we are all so proud of,” said producer Jordana Mollick. “We are thrilled that Magnolia shares our passion and are excited to join such a dynamic team on the release of the movie.”
“Susanna is a great comedic talent, and we are so happy to be bringing her film to audiences,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.
Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends: they talk to each other on the toilet; they drive each other to the doctor. And as with any good marriage, they’re a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets TIM (Brody). Despite some superficial drawbacks (questionable facial hair, a penchant for quoting the movies everyone quotes), he’s the kind of guy you marry. As Paige and Tim’s relationship grows, the bond between Paige and Sasha inevitably shifts. Suddenly without a “partner,” Sasha is left to examine her own shortcomings and panic about her impending 30th birthday. Passive-aggressive conflict brews in their friendship until the girls must finally confront the question they’ve been avoiding: can their friendship survive growing up?
Source: Magnolia Pictures
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