SOMEONE MARRY BARRY Set for Theatrical, VOD Release on Valentine's Day 2014
Josephson Entertainment, Madrose Productions, and Straight Up Films announced today that digital entertainment curator FilmBuff will release the hilarious and irreverent romantic comedySomeone Marry Barry in theaters and on VOD on February 13, 2014.
Written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Pearlstein ("Our Time Is Up") the film stars Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs Evil), Damon Wayans Jr. (The Other Guys, "Happy Endings"), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Hayes MacArthur (Bachelorette, She's Out of My League), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign, "CollegeHumor Originals"), Lauren Miller (For a Good Time, Call...) and Joe LoTruglio (Superbad).
Someone Marry Barry is a raucous comedy following three childhood friends who plot to get rid of their socially inappropriate friend Barry (Labine) by finding him a wife. But when Barry finally meets a woman, she turns out to be even worse than he is, and now the guys have to deal with not one but two "Barrys."
"Everyone has that one inappropriate friend," says Rob Pearlstein. "And if you don't, it's you. I'm looking forward to working with FilmBuff and discovering exactly who on their team is that person."
"We are thrilled to be working with Rob on this hilarious and thoroughly original romantic comedy," says Steven Beckman, FilmBuff's Head of Content Partnerships. "We fell in love with Barry and Mel and know that audiences will as well."
FilmBuff will release Someone Marry Barry in theaters and across all leading Video On Demand platforms in the U.S. on February 13, 2013, including iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Cable Movies On Demand, Google Play, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Cinemanow and Vudu.
The film was produced by Barry Josephson (Enchanted), Rob Pearlstein, Marisa Polvino and Kate Cohen (Transcendence) and executive produced by Jeremy Bailer. Creative Artists Agency and Marc H. Simon, who also served as an executive producer, negotiated the deal on behalf of the production with FilmBuff's Steven Beckman.
Pearlstein also has his original screenplay True North in development at Warner Brothers with Imagine producing and Ed Helms set to star. Pearlstein is represented by Resolution and Ziffren Brittenham.