Sundance Hit ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ Sells for HUGE Deal
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl has already garnered some of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s most enthusiastic reviews, but now Fox Searchlight & Indian Paintbrush have made a massive move to acquire the comedy-of-age comedy. Deadline reports a gigantic $12 million deal for the film directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (although The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider contests it sold for $4.7 million). Following their highly lucrative most recent collaboration The Grand Budapest Hotel, Searchlight & Paintbrush plan to release Me and Earl and the Dying Girl sometime in 2015.
The movie is based on a book of the same name written by the movie’s screenwriter Jesse Andrews. Following a teenage filmmaker with only one friend, Earl, forced by his mother to befriend a girl with leukemia, and was described by Time Out’s David Ehrlich as, “The Fault in Our Stars for Criterion Collection fetishists + an Eno soundtrack”. /Film’s Germain Lussier also praised MAEATDG calling it, “one of those movies you come to #Sundance for. Perfect balance of smart, heart, comedy, drama and film love.”
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl stars Thomas Mann, Olivia Cook, R.J. Cyler with Nick Offerman, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal and Connie Britton. Its four remaining screenings at Sundance 2015 are Waitlist only.