Claire Danes, Jim Parsons Drama ‘A Kid Like Jake’ Acquired by IFC Films

TheWrap | 2/1/2018 | Beatrice Verhoeven
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IFC Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to “A Kid Like Jake,” the drama starring Claire Danes and Jim Parsons which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Silas Howard, the film also stars Octavia Spencer, Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd and Amy Landecker. Daniel Pearle wrote the screenplay as an adaptation of his own play.

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The film follows Alex and Greg Wheeler (Danes and Parsons, respectively) who are in the midst of finding a private school for their son, Jake, a four-year-old who happens to prefer Disney princesses to G.I. Joe. The story focuses on the couple trying to do right by their son.

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“We are so excited for this opportunity to work with IFC on bringing ‘A Kid Like Jake’ to a wide audience,” said Parsons. “It is exactly this type of film – one born from passion and a commitment to telling a story that connects with many by being specific – that IFC has shown time and again they are excited by, understand and want audiences to...
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