Magazine article Screen International

Comet Lands at Content Media, IFC

Magazine article Screen International

Comet Lands at Content Media, IFC

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Content Media has bulked up its AFM slate with international rights to the rom-com starring Emmy Rossum and Justin Long.

IFC Films has acquired North American rights and set a December release on the time-hopping tale about a seemingly odd couple who meet at the Hollywood Cemetery during a meteor shower. Eric Winter also stars.

"I fell in love with Comet when I read the script many months ago, and it has lived up to its ambitious expectations," said Content Media president of film Jamie Carmichael.

"The film has a unique quality - it's funny, emotional and very beautiful - and wonderfully clever too. It will have couples of all ages talking about Emmy and Justin long into the night!"

"With his feature film debut, Sam Esmail has created a romance for the ages," said Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. …

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