Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Adopt Films Goes for Laughs This Fall

Lynn Cohen stars in The Pickle Recipe

From our friends at Adopt Films...

Adopt Films has acquired theatrical rights to the Detroit-based comedy “The Pickle Recipe,” that enjoyed its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February. A platform release is planned beginning in late October.

“The Pickle Recipe,” which The Hollywood Reporter called ‘crowd-pleasing, energetic, irresistibly warm,’ is the story of a local party emcee who teams up with an unscrupulous uncle to steal his grandmother’s secret pickle recipe so he can replace his professional equipment lost in a fire in time to play at his daughter’s Bat Mitzvah.

About the film, Adopt’s Jeff Lipsky said, “The Pickle Recipe” is a delight. Pure fun, pure joy. The sun spills a big blanket of entertainment all over the city of Detroit in this very special home-grown comedy. Director Michael Manasseri, his team, and two of the most beloved character actors of the past quarter-century have conspired to leave moviegoers deliriously happy, for a change. It is, quite simply, the best movie about pickles ever made. It’s going to be a blast to work on.”

Producer Sheldon Cohn said, "We are thrilled to be working with Adopt Films for our theatrical release. Adopt's experience, passion and strategic thinking will all be great assets in helping our film reach all audiences.

“The Pickle Recipe,” a Storyboard Entertainment presentation, stars Jon Dore, Lynn Cohen (“Munich,” “Sex in the City,” “The Station Agent”), Academy Award nominee David Paymer (“Quiz Show,” “Get Shorty,” “The Good Wife”), and Eric Edelstein (“Parks and Recreation,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”) It was directed by Manasseri, written by Sheldon Cohn and Gary Wolfson, and produced by Cohn, Paul Finkel, Manasseri, Jason Potash and Wolfson.

Adopt’s recent releases include the Palme d’Or winner “Winter Sleep,” Sebastian Schipper’s “Victoria,” Hany Abu-Assad’s The Idol,” and picked up Eran Korilin’s “Beyond the Mountains and Hills” after its Un Certain Regard debut at last month’s Cannes Film Festival.