Amazon teams up with Annapurna Pictures for US release of Ben Stiller’s Brad’s Status
James R | On 19, May 2017
Amazon is teaming up with Annapurna Pictures to release Ben Stiller’s new comedy in US cinemas.
The movie, which is directed by Mike White, stars Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson and Jenna Fischer. At the head of the ensemble is Stiller, who plays Brad, who, despite a good career and a happy family, is obsessed with comparing himself to old friends from school who appear to be more successful. As he accompanies his son (Austin Abrams) on a tour of possible universities, he is forced to confront both his old schoolmates and his feelings of failure.
Amazon Studios signed on to co-produce the film last year, but has now signed a deal with Megan Ellison’s distributor to release the movie in US cinemas. The agreement, which was inked at Cannes this week, arrives at a time when theatrical distribution is a hot button topic for VOD services, as the Cannes Film Festival has banned any online films that are not released in French cinemas from appearing at the event in the future.
Brad’s Status will be released in the US on 15th September, with Sierrra/Affinity handling foreign sales for the film’s distribution outside of the USA. Stiller, meanwhile, will next be seen in Noah Baumbach’s The Meyerowitz Stories, co-starring Dustin Hoffman, which premieres at Cannes this weekend.