• IFC picks up comedy flick with Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr

    The first we heard about indie flick Save the Date, it was way back in early June of last year. Casting was done and pre-production had begun. But it was in its early stages, so the chance of it even seeing the light, was slim. But, now it’s officially a go. Months after its premiere at the Sundance International Film Festival in January, IFC has acquired North American distribution rights.

    And for comedy nerds, the cast couldn’t be stronger. Check it out: Party Down (RIP) alums Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr co-star alongside Community‘s Alison Brie, Geoffrey Arend (500 Days of Summer) and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘s Mark Webber. The movie is directed by Michael Mohan and written by Mohan and graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown.

    Deadline sums up the plot like this:

    The fiercely independent Sarah (Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Arend) and finds herself caught up in an intense rebound relationship with new infatuation Jonathan (Webber). Always one to give life advice is Sarah’s sister Beth (Brie), who is diligently planning her upcoming wedding to apprehensive fiancé — and Kevin’s band mate — Andrew (Starr). With heart and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. Simple and honest and always human, Save The Date is a contemporary story about the familial and romantic bonds that make us who we are.

    Obviously, there’s no release date yet. But to hold you over, you can check out Caplan and Brie below in this video, shot at Sundance in January.

    This is the second indie comedy film IFC has picked up from Sundance. Comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me will also be distributed by the network’s movie imprint. That film hits theaters Aug. 24.

    Dylan P. Gadino

    Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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