Quiver Distribution has acquired the US rights to “The Exchange”, a new comedy from the co-creator of “Borat” and “Bruno”.
Directed by Oscar nominee Dan Mazer for writing ‘Borat’ films and director of ‘Dirty Grandpa’, the film follows a socially awkward but very enterprising teenager who decides to acquire a ‘mail order best friend’ . While he hopes to find a sophisticated exchange student from France, he ends up importing his personal nightmare, a cologne-soaked, chain-smoking, sex-crazed guy who quickly becomes a community hero. The film stars Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”), Avan Jogia (“Zombieland: Double Tap”), Jennifer Irwin (“Bad Teacher”) and Ed Oxenbould (“Wildlife”). Emmy Award winner Tim Long (“The Simpsons”) wrote the screenplay.
Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
“Dan, Tim and the entire cast have created a gigantic laughter comedy that will undoubtedly go crazy audiences,” said Quiver Distribution co-chairs Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman.
The deal comes after Quiver Distribution released “Crisis,” starring Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lily, in February. The distributor also managed the deployment of “Paradise City” with Andy Biersack, Bella Thorne and Cameron Boyce; Viggo Mortensen’s first film “Falling,” which also starred Lance Henriksen and Laura Linney; and “Chick Fight” with Malin Akerman, Alec Baldwin and Bella Thorne.
Dan Hine of Who’s On First Films, Noah Segal of Elevation Pictures and Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films produced “The Exchange”. Larry Greenberg, the company’s chief acquisitions officer, negotiated the deal on behalf of Quiver Distribution. Executive producers are Tim Sealey, Ash Atalla, Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman.