MarVista Entertainment bags distribution rights for North American release of Haley Joel Osment romantic comedy “Sex Ed.” Read on for more details about this story.
According to Variety, Haley Joel Osment’s romantic comedy film, “Sex Ed,” will be distributed in the North American territory by MarVista Entertainment. Eddie, played by Osment, gets his first teaching gig at an inner-city middle school, where his students are composed mainly of adolescents who have not received any form of sexual education. Eddie decides to teach them. However, the problem is that he is a virgin, and he finds himself falling for Pilar (Lorenza Izzo), the older sister of one of his students. Eddie goes on with a lesson plan only to incur the wrath of the local reverend (Chris Williams).
“We’re very excited to have MarVista on board. ‘Sex Ed’ is a funny, commercial comedy with a great deal of heart and I’m thrilled to bring it to the market,” exclaimed producer Sperko as published on Variety.
MarVista Entertainment is a one of the fast-growing independent entertainment studios, which was founded in 2003 by CEO Fernando Szew and Joseph Szew. It is responsible for production, acquisition and distribution of premium film and television programming both traditional and digital worldwide, spanning for more than 125 global territories. The company has forged co-production alliances with major entertainment companies such as Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Lifetime and Hallmark. Their original productions include “Fir Crazy,” “Escape from Polygamy” and the critically-acclaimed “House of Versace.”
“Sex Ed” features the ensemble cast of Glen Powell (“The Expendables 3”), Matt Walsh (“Veep”), Retta (“Parks and Recreation”), Abby Elliott (“Saturday Night Live”), Castille Landon (“Among Ravens”) and Lamorne Morris (“New Girl”). The film will be helmed by Isaac Feder with a script from scribe Bill Kennedy, whose works include “House of Cards” and “The Fixer.” Dori Sperko of Sweet Tomato films, Elayne Schneiderman Schmidt, Monika Casey and Stephen Feder will produce, while Thomas E. Kelly is executive producing, and Jennifer Glynn serves as co-producer.
“Sex Ed” is scheduled for release in Nov. 7, 2014 in select theaters and on VOD. That’s it for the latest updates on “Sex Ed.” For more details on celebrities, events and upcoming movies, stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).
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