RLJE FILMS RSVPS TO “PLUS ONE” AHEAD OF ITS TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL WORLD PREMIERE
Starring Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid
Written and Directed by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer
LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2019 – RLJE Films has acquired the romantic comedy PLUS ONE ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. In a highly competitive situation, the film was sold preemptively for low seven figures.
Written and directed by Jeff Chan (“Adam Ruins Everything”)and Andrew Rhymer (Pregame), the film stars Maya Erskine (Hulu’s “PEN15”, “Casual” and “Insecure”), Jack Quaid (Amazon’s “The Boys”, Rampage, Logan Lucky), Ed Begley, Jr. (“Arrested Development”), Beck Bennett (“Saturday Night Live”), Rosalind Chao (Mulan), Brianne Howey (“The Passage”), Jon Bass (“Miracle Workers”) and Finn Wittrock (“American Horror Story”). PLUS ONE is scheduled to be released this summer.
In PLUS ONE, long-time friends Alice and Ben find themselves in that inevitable year that all late 20-somethings experience—in which seemingly every person they know gets married—and agree to be one another’s plus ones as they power through an endless parade of weddings.
PLUS ONE is produced by Ross Putman (First Girl I Loved), Jeremy Reitz (“PEN15”), Deborah Liebling (“South Park”, “PEN15”), Greg Beauchamp (Zion), along with Chan and Rhymer.
Ben Stiller executive produces through his Red Hour Films banner with Nicholas Weinstock and Jackie Cohn. Michael Schreiber and Dan Weinstein exec produce for Studio71. Lunacy Productions’ Stu Pollard and Harris McCabe, Inwood Road Films’ James Short and John Short, and Milan Chakraborty also exec produce.
Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer for RLJE Films, made the announcement today. “We’re excited to be releasing PLUS ONE just in time for wedding season,” says Ward. “With rising stars Jack Quaid and Maya Erskine leading the hilarious cast, we know audiences will fall in love with this film.”
Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE Films and Verve negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
ABOUT RLJE FILMS
A privately-owned subsidiary of AMC Networks, RLJ Entertainment, Inc. is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE commissions and co-produces new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited. For more information, please visit RLJENTERTAINMENT.COM, ACORN.TV, and UMC.TV
An RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand, RLJE Films’recent features include the 2018 Sundance Film Festival hit Mandy from writer/director Panos Cosmatos and starring Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough and Linus Roache; Galveston starring Ben Foster and Elle Fanning and directed by Mélanie Laurent; and The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot written and directed by Robert Krzykowski and starring Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner and Ron Livingston.