Mike Fleming

lagUPDATE: A24 has confirmed Deadline’s Laggies scoop. See official release below original story.

EXCLUSIVE: Another night and another big movie deal. A24 is near a deal to acquire domestic rights to Laggies, the Lynn Shelton-directed film that stars Chloe Moretz, Sam Rockwell and Keira Knightley. I’d heard since shortly after the film’s Friday night Eccles Theater premiere that A24 was going to buy this but kept being told that five bidders were in the mix. When I first heard it, the numbers were in the $2 million range. I’ll try to get a better number. A24′s deal calls for a theatrical release.

Sundance2014_badge__140109214059__140116020608Not sure when the film will be released, but it’s smart because Knightley will be hot stuff after the release of her Toronto film Can A Song Save Your Life. She plays a 28 year old woman who keeps a marriage proposal from her boyfriend at bay and hangs around with a group of friends who are in high school as she puts off the inevitable commitment to adulthood. UTA and CAA repped the film. A24 was expected to be aggressive at this festival. More to come…

Park City, UT (January 18, 2014) – A24 has just picked up domestic rights to Lynn Shelton’s LAGGIES starring Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell. The film, written by first time screenwriter Andrea Seigel, had its Sundance premiere on Friday. Film also co-stars Ellie Kemper, Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn Dever. A24 is planning a summer theatrical release for the film.

The film was produced by Anonymous Content and The Solution Entertainment Group, in association with Merced Media Partners, Palmstar Media Capital, and Penlife Media. Producers are Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Rosalie Swedlin, Steve Golin, Myles Nestel, Kevin Frakes, and Raj Singh.

Deal was brokered by UTA Independent Film Group and CAA. The Solution is handling international rights on the film.

LAGGIES is a coming of age story about a 28 year-old woman stuck in permanent adolescence. Unable to find her career calling, still hanging out with the same friends, and living with her high school boyfriend, Megan must finally navigate her own future when an unexpected marriage proposal sends her into a panic.