It looks like the U.S. will be all about Alex and Aubrey Plaza this August
Screen Media Films has acquired the North American distribution rights to the About Alex, starring the 29-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress and comedian.
From first-time director Jesse Zwick, the ensemble drama centers on a group of twentysomething pals who reunite over the weekend after one of their own suffers an emotional breakdown and attempts suicide.
The film also stars Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace and Jane Levy.
Similar to the Big Chill, but for the Facebook and Twitter generation, the recent Tribeca Film Festival premiere-film will see a theatrical and video on demand day and date release on August 8.
Zwick wrote and directed the Footprint Features and Bedford Falls Company production.