EXCLUSIVE: Greenwich Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to Coup! from writer-director team Joseph Schuman and Austin Stark (The God Committee).
The Entertainment 360, Phiphen, and Hemlock Circle production stars Peter Sarsgaard (Dopesick), Billy Magnussen (Roadhouse), Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace) and Skye P. Marshall (Good Sam).
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The comedy had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival’s Giornate Degli Autori, and Greenwich will release the film in theaters this summer.
The synopsis reads: “Isolated on a seaside estate, an entitled journalist (Billy Magnussen) and his socialite wife (Sarah Gadon) take in a mysterious grifter as a private cook (Peter Sarsgaard). When a plague descends on the island, the wily cook rouses his fellow staff to rebel and take over the mansion. Their employer suspects the cook’s coup is part of a more sinister agenda, and mind games between master and servant escalate into all-out class warfare”.
Supporting cast includes Faran Tahir (Iron Man), Kristine Nielsen (The Gilded Age), and Fisher Stevens (Succession).
Greenwich’s Andy Bohn negotiated the acquisition with WME Independent and Film Constellation on behalf of the filmmakers. Film Constellation is handling international sales.
Schuman and Stark stated: “Coup! was a labor of love, and it’s been an honor to work with Peter, Billy, Sarah and the rest of our incredible cast and crew. The film’s special blend of comedy and suspense deserves a bold and innovative distributor. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Greenwich to set our baby free in cinemas this summer.”
Pic is produced by Brian Levy for Entertainment 360, Molly Conners, Amanda Bowers, and Jane Sinisi for Phiphen, Harris Gurny for Coup! Media, and Warner Davis for Hemlock Circle Productions.
Executive producers include Fabien Westerhoff for Film Constellation, Billy Magnussen via his HappyBad Bungalow banner, Peter Sarsgaard, Todd M. Friedman, Jonathan Daniel Brown, Olga Kagan and Tyler Peters.
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