Radius Also Buys Nick Kroll's TIFF Selected Comedy 'Adult Beginners'
by Ethan Anderton
September 12, 2014
Weinstein Company's genre label Radius-TWC has already picked up the promising musical romance The Last 5 Years starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan from the Toronto Film Festival, and now they've grabbed a buzzworthy comedy, too. Adult Beginners comes from In the Bedroom and Lost in Translation producer Ross Katz, making his feature directorial debut, and follows comedian and "The League" star Nick Kroll as a struggling young entrepreneur who heads back home to lick his wounds, the childhood home where his sister (Rose Byrne) and her husband (Bobby Cannavale) live with their three-year old son. And then he finds a job as their new nanny, for better or worse. And apparently it's funny and touching.
The press release hypes up the film pretty well saying, "Jeff Cox and Elizabeth Flahive's punchy, humour-filled script is animated brilliantly by the cast. With his dry wit and mischievous grin, Kroll is pure charisma, while Byrne gives a vivid portrayal of a working mother desperate for a break and Cannavale radiates a resonant blend of paternal affection and pent-up anxiety." There's been plenty of praise for Kroll, delivering both comedy and charm as the lost lead character. It sounds exactly like the kind of indie comedy I love. Stay tuned to find out when Radius-TWC will send it to theaters.