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Magnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. rights to Susanna Fogel’s "Life Partners," starring Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl"), Gillian Jacobs ("Community"), Adam Brody ("Some Girl(s)") and Gabourey Sidibe ("Precious"), from Red Crown Productions. The film, which had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, was written by Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, whose other collaborations include the series "Chasing Life" and the pilot "Washingtonienne," and came out of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Read More: Susanna Fogel Examines a Complex Female Friendship in "Life Partners" "Life Partners" tells the story of straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester), who are best friends in their late 20s. When Paige meets Tim (Brody), the friends' relationship changes. "Susanna is a great comedic talent, and we are so happy to be bringing her film to audiences," said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles in a statement. »

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