Ben Platt and Molly Gordon’s Mockumentary ‘Theater Camp’ Sells to Searchlight Following Sundance Premiere

“Theater Camp,” a loving mockumentary about thespians starring Ben Platt and Molly Gordon, has sold to Searchlight following its premiere at this year’s

at Sundance Film Festival. The deal, which is for worldwide rights, came together for $8 million. It’s expected to include a theatrical release. Gordon and Nick

Lieberman directed the crowd-pleaser, which also features Noah Galvin, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison and Ayo Edebiri. “Theater Camp” takes place at a scrappy overnight camp in

upstate New York and begins as AdirondACTS founder Joan (Amy Sedaris) falls into a coma. In her absence, her crypto bro son Troy and some quirky instructors are left to keep the

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$20 Million in Huge Sundance Deal “Theater Camp,” which takes inspiration from Christopher Guest-style observational satirical comedies, played to an enthusiastic crowed

at Park City’s Eccles Theater and received a standing ovation. At the premiere, Leiberman called the film a “labor of love” and Gordon shared the project “came out of us wanting

to make something with our friends.” The movie was co-written by Gordon, Lieberman, Platt and Galvin, who are long-time best friends in real life.