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Magnolia Pictures Acquires 'Life Partners' Starring Leighton Meester

16 May 2014 7:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

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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Magnolia Picks Up 'Life Partners' Starring Leighton Meester

16 May 2014 6:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures has acquired the Us rights for Susanna Fogel's Life Partners following its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film, from Red Crown Productions and Haven Entertainment, stars Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Gillian Jacobs (Community), Adam Brody (Some Girl(s), The O.C.) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious, American Horror Story: Coven). Life Partners was written by Susanna Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, whose other collaborations include the series Chasing Life and the pilot Washingtonienne, and came out of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester) are codependent best friends in their late 20s who have spent the last ten years acting more like wives than friends: they talk to each other on the toilet; they drive each other to the doctor. And as with any good marriage, they're a perfect yin and yang. Until the night Paige meets Tim (Brody »

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Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs Movie ‘Life Partners’ Acquired by Magnolia

16 May 2014 4:13 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Susanna Fogel's “Life Partners” following its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, the company announced Friday. Red Crown Productions and Haven Entertainment produced the film, which stars Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community”), Adam Brody (“”The O.C.”) and Gabourey Sidibe (“Precious”). Also read: Mark Feuerstein, Kate McKinnon, Julie White Join Indie Comedy ‘Life Partners’ (Exclusive) Developed within the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, “Life Partners” was written by Fogel and Joni Lefkowitz, whose other collaborations include the series “Chasing Life” and the pilot “Washingtonienne.” Straight Paige (Jacobs) and lesbian Sasha (Meester »

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