Roman Coppola’s new comedy A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III – which stars Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray and Patricia Arquette – is the first title acquired by new distribution company A24.
A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III is a Los Angeles-set story about a graphic designer who is forced to reevaluate the priorities in his life after his relationship with his partner collapses.
Coppola – the son of the iconic Francis Ford Coppola – produced the film with Youree Henley. Michael Zakin and Robert Maron served as executive producers.
Daniel Katz, David Fenkel and John Hodges launched A24 last week and are planning on releasing Coppola’s comedy in theatres in 2013
Coppola said: “I am excited to work with A24, a new company with a lot of vitality who isn’t afraid of trying something new and pushing the boundaries.
“Those are the type of people I’m drawn to. Their collective work demonstrates that they’ll bring verve, energy and pizzazz to the release of the film. And the fact that they are named A24 after a road in Italy is appealing – that kind of playfulness and respect for those types of things is something I value.”
A24 said: “We couldn’t be more proud to launch our company than with Roman’s film.
“He’s an innovative storyteller who has made a romp of a movie that looks like it was as much fun to make as it was for us to watch. Charlie’s heartbreaking, hysterical, and touching performance reminds you of why he shot to stardom on screen.”
A24 is partially funded by sources from the Guggenheim Museum in New York and other private equity sources, with affiliates FilmBuff handling all domestic digital distribution on behalf of the company.