Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: While most buyers at Toronto are paying close attention to the World Premiere midnight screening of Ambush Entertainment’s Super, the producer/financier has just closed a U.S. distribution deal on another title. Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Every Day, the Richard Levine-directed drama that stars Helen Hunt, Liev Schreiber, Brian Dennehy and Carla Gugino. The film, which made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival followed by a stop in  Deauville, will be released theatrically in January by Image Entertainment, which will also handle DVD and digital in the spring. The deal was made by Image acquisitions chief Bill Bromley, who said, “The film has an award-winning cast and Richard Levine delivers a smart and entertaining story that audiences will relate to.”

Schreiber plays a TV writer on a seedy show whose marriage turns upside down when his wife’s estranged father moves in. He begins to consider other alternatives to his mundane every day life. The picture was financed by Cold Iron Pictures, the financing arm of Ambush, which is run by Miranda Bailey and Matt Leutwyler. Ambush also financed Super, the James Gunn-directed action comedy which stars Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler and Kevin Bacon.

Alliance Entertainment is distributing Every Day in Canada, and Myriad Pictures’ Kirk D’Amico is handling foreign sales. CAA brokered the deal.