According to Variety, Focus Features has acquired international distribution to Lady Bird! That means they will handle distribution in all territories outside North America. The film was directed by Greta Gerwig in her feature debut, premiered on Sept. 3 at the Telluride Film Festival, then showed on opening night at the Toronto Film Festival. It’s also set to premiere at New York Film Festival and at BFI London Film Festival soon.
The comedy-drama, set in 2002 in Sacramento, Calif., also stars Tracy Letts in the father role and Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet as the romantic interests. A24 opens “Lady Bird” on Nov. 10.
Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neill are the producers. A24 and IAC are the production companies.
“With ‘Lady Bird,’ Greta has proven herself to be both a brilliant illusionist and a towering filmmaker,” said Focus chairman Peter Kujawski. “She tricks us into believing this is an intimate story about a specific character, time, and place until the culmination of the laughter and the tears makes you realize it’s actually a grand epic that is as universal, relatable and emotionally powerful as any story of mothers and daughters that has ever been put on film.”