EXCLUSIVE: Fox Searchlight is in closing talks to amass Theater Camp, in a worldwide deal that may land upwards of $10 million, with a theatrical launch assure. Directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman, the movie stars Gordon and Ben Platt as longtime finest associates who return to an upstate run down theater camp which is imperiled when its founder lapses right into a coma as a consequence of an unlucky strobe gentle incident. Her son takes over, and he tries to stave off foreclosures regardless that he initially has little curiosity in greasepaint and the boards. The challenge grew out of Booksmart, one other Gloria Sanchez manufacturing. Elbaum & Ferrell produced with PictureStart’s Erik Feig (who financed), Samie Kim Falvey, Julia Hammer, Ryan Heller, Maria Zuckerman, Noah Galvin, Gordon, Lieberman and Platt.
The movie bought a rousing standing ovation after its Saturday premiere at Eccles, and turns into the second massive sale of 2023 Sundance, after a whopper round $20 million that Netflix paid for world rights to Fair Play
WME Independent is brokering the deal, which must be performed shortly. Waiting to listen to from Searchlight.