Magnolia Acquires Regina Hall Comedy ‘Support the Girls’

The pic is Andrew Bujalski’s follow up to ‘Results’ and is set to bow at SXSW on Friday.

Magnolia Pictures has nabbed the North American rights to Support the Girls, writer/director Andrew Bujalski’s follow-up to Results, ahead of a world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival on Friday.

Magnolia, which released Results, plans a theatrical release for Support the Girls later this year. Bujalski’s latest film stars Girls Trip actor Regina Hall as a restaurant manager who may not love her job, but loves her employees like family. That leads to a group of women banding together to forge a family in the most unlikely of places.

The film has an ensemble cast that includes Haley Lu Richardson, Shayna McHayle, Brooklyn Decker, Jana Kramer, James Le Gros, Dylan Gelula, AJ Michalka and Lea DeLaria. “We’ve been big fans of Andrew Bujalski for a long time and we’re excited to work with him again on Support the Girls,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles in a statement.

“It’s a happy surprise to discover that any distributor we’ve worked with in the past is still in business,” added Bujalski in his own statement. The film is produced by Houston King and Sam Slater.

Executive producers are Jonathan Fryd, Scott Carmel, David Bernon, Susan Kirr and Paul Bernon. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia senior vp of acquisitions John Von Thaden, with ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers.

SOURCE THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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