Blue Fox Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Unexpected, an offbeat comedy starring Anna Camp, Joseph Mazzello, Neil Flynn and Ryann Shane. The movie is currently in post-production. Blue Fox Entertainment will distribute the film in North America and launched worldwide sales in Cannes.
Unexpected centers around music critic Bob, who is struggling with a demotion, addicted to Zoloft and trying to wrangle the menagerie of animals that his wife Amy has accumulated. They face a crossroads. Will adopting a baby cure their existential angst? Or should they rescue another duck?
Camp’s credits include Pitch Perfect and The Lovebirds. Mazzello has appeared in Bohemian Rhapsody and The Social Network. Flynn’s resume includes The Middle and Scrubs. Shane has appeared in Banshee. The movie is directed by David Hunt, an actor who has appeared in Homeland and Mad Men, and was written by Rodney Vaccaro.
Patricia Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, and Hunt produced the film under their FourBoys Entertainment banner.
The deal was negotiated by Blue Fox Entertainment’s James Huntsman and UTA Independent.
Blue Fox Entertainment’s sales slate in Cannes includes One Winter, starring Julian Dennison, Minnie Driver and James Rolleston; the YA thriller Jane with Madelaine Petsch and Chloe Bailey; and Linoleum, a quirky comedy starring Jim Gaffigan and Rhea Seehorn. The company recently launched Blue Fox Financing, the first transactional digital platform to streamline and expedite film financing opportunities for the entertainment industry, connecting borrowers with the largest database of film and television lenders and equity financiers.
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The cast of this movie are no strangers to the comedy genre, with lead actress Camp having starred in films like The Lovebird, while Mazzello's credits include the Oscar-winning The Social Network.