Sundance – Park City, UT – January 22, 2015 – The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired world rights to RESULTS, a new comedy starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan from writer/director Andrew Bujalski, which will have its world premiere in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the Eccles Theater on Tuesday, January 27th.
RESULTS is well toned ensemble comedy set in the fitness world of Austin, TX. Corrigan plays Danny, a recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable slob who makes a stab at self-improvement by signing up for a personal trainer at a local gym. There he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally. Andrew Bujalski (Computer Chess, 2013) returns to the Sundance Film Festival with a funny, intimate tale that’s utterly grounded in real life.
RESULTS also stars Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker and Constance Zimmer. The film was produced by Paul Bernon, Sam Slater and Houston King. Executive producers were David Bernon, Greg Stewart and Sev Ohanian.
“We’ve been long time fans of Andrew Bujalski, one of the most distinctive American directors working today. We are incredibly excited to be handling RESULTS, especially with the stellar cast he’s assembled,” said Magnolia’s President Eamonn Bowles.
“Hey, thanks,” said director Andrew Bujalski.
“Magnolia Pictures is the perfect home for RESULTS,” said Sam Slater and Paul Bernon of Burn Later Productions. “We are thrilled to be working together again after a wonderful partnership on our film DRINKING BUDDIES. Magnolia is a leading force in the world of filmmaking!”
Magnolia is eyeing a summer theatrical release for the film.
The deal was negotiated by Magnolia SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley and Director of Acquisitions John Von Thaden with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.