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Magnolia Pictures Picks Up US Releasing Rights for Life Partners
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.17.2014



Magnolia Pictures has announced that they've acquired the US distribution rights for the film Life Partners, directed by Susanna Fogel. The film recently premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The film stars Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs (Community), Adam Brody (The O.C.), and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious). Below is an official synopsis:

Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends: they talk to each other on the toilet; they drive each other to the doctor. And as with any good marriage, they're a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets Tim (Brody). Despite some superficial drawbacks (questionable facial hair, a penchant for quoting the movies everyone quotes), he's the kind of guy you marry. As Paige and Tim's relationship grows, the bond between Paige and Sasha inevitably shifts. Suddenly without a "partner," Sasha is left to examine her own shortcomings and panic about her impending 30th birthday. Passive-aggressive conflict brews in their friendship until the girls must finally confront the question they've been avoiding: can their friendship survive growing up?

Producer Jordana Mollick said on the announcement: "It has been such a privilege to work with Red Crown in making 'Life Partners,' a film that we are all so proud of. We are thrilled that Magnolia shares our passion and are excited to join such a dynamic team on the release of the movie. Susanna is a great comedic talent, and we are so happy to be bringing her film to audiences," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles.

The film was written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz.





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