“A Sudden Case Of Christmas” with Danny DeVito and Andie MacDowell Adapted from Shout! Studios - Latest Global News

“A Sudden Case Of Christmas” with Danny DeVito and Andie MacDowell Adapted from Shout! Studios

EXCLUSIVE: Scream! Studios has picked up North American rights to the Christmas family comedy A sudden fall from Christmaswith Danny DeVito (It’s always sunny in Philadelphia) and Andie MacDowell (Four weddings and a funeral), from Notorious Pictures and Riverstone Pictures in association with WME Independent. The film will be released on multiple entertainment platforms later this year.

As we first reported, VMI Worldwide owns the international distribution rights and is currently presenting the film to buyers in Cannes.

Director: Peter Chelsom (The space between us), A sudden fall from Christmas The focus is on Lawrence (DeVito), who runs a grand hotel in the mountains of Italy. Every winter he hosts the extended family at Christmas – but this year his daughter (Lucy DeVito) and her husband (Wilmer Valderrama) are bringing their 10-year-old Claire (Antonella Rose) to visit in August.

The young couple comes with shocking news: they are getting a divorce and have hired Lawrence to deliver bad news to Claire. When Claire realizes that her soon-to-be-shattered family will not return in December, she insists on celebrating one last Christmas with the whole family in the middle of summer. Her other grandparents (MacDowell and José Zúñiga) are called in while Claire, in consultation with her grandfather Lawrence, plans activities to reunite her parents and bring the whole family back together.

Produced by Guglielmo Marchetti and Stefano Bethlen of Notorious Pictures and Nik Bower of Riverstone Pictures, the film also stars Adrian Dunbar (Exercising duty), José Zúñiga (Physically), Valeria Cavalli (Mario, Maria and Mario), Mario de la Rosa (Money grab), Francesco Salvi (The game changer) and Denis Conway (awl).

“A SUDDEN CASE OF CHRISTMAS emphasizes the importance of family bonds and takes you on a journey through the beautiful landscapes of Italy,” said Melissa Boag, Executive Vice President of Family Entertainment at Shout! Studios. “We believe this film will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, and we are excited to bring it to a wide audience.”

Jordan Fields, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Originals at Shout, said: “This stunningly photographed and charming film highlights that Christmas is more than just a day of the year; Rather, it is a generosity of spirit and a connection to family and community that can (and should) happen anywhere, at any time.”

Marchetti, Chairman of Notorious Pictures, added: “We are extremely proud to announce that Shout! Studios will distribute our film throughout North America. This partnership represents a significant milestone and we are excited for the opportunity to bring our heartfelt creation to American audiences. We have put our passion and dedication into this project and sincerely hope that it resonates with viewers and inspires both joy and reflection.”

Fields and Steven Katz, Shout’s vice president of business affairs, negotiated the deal with WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.

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