Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are making a bet on the rising stock of Kristen Wiig, purchasing the U.S. theatrical rights to her latest starrer, "Imogene," Monday night.
The deal marks the second significant buy from Roadside Attractions, which sealed another purchase earlier today for the rights to Sarah Polley's quasi-documentary "Stories We Tell."
In "Imogene," Wiig plays a failed playwright who fakes her own suicide after her boyfriend leaves her and she gets fired from her magazine job. The film costars Annette Bening, Matt Dillon and "Glee's" Darren Criss.
The distributors have yet to set a release date for the film from directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman, and it's still unclear whether the film will have a significant video-on-demand play to accompany its theatrical release.