EXCLUSIVE: The directing workforce of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Leave out Sunshine) will direct The Other people Upstairs, a movie that shall be financed via FilmNation. Rashida Jones & Will McCormack wrote the script. David Permut will produce with FilmNation. Manufacturing is deliberate for later this yr.
The movie is an English-language remake of Sentimental, the Goya-winning Spanish movie that premiered in TIFF in 2020. Permut (Hacksaw Ridge and Face/Off) picked up the rights in a while after seeing it there. Dayton & Faris are very specific about their initiatives. They final directed the Billie Jean King Bobby Riggs movie Combat of the Sexes.
The movie is set a middle-aged couple who’s feeling stagnant of their courting and invite the more youthful and livelier couple from the condo upstairs for a get-together that takes an sudden flip. The unique comedy was once directed via Cesc Homosexual who additionally wrote and directed the play the movie was once in keeping with. Homosexual had prior to now directed the Cannes movie Truman. Sentimental was once nominated for a Ecu Movie Award for Highest Comedy, in addition to 5 Goya Awards of which Alberto San Juan received for Highest Supporting Actor.
Permut Shows’ Alex Astrachan shall be co-producer.
Jones & McCormack prior to now wrote the Sundance comedy Celeste and Jesse Perpetually, which were given an Indie Spirits nom. Jones received a Grammy for Highest Tune Movie in 2019 for Quincy and McCormick received an Oscar for Highest Animated Brief Movie final yr for If The rest Occurs I Love You.
Permut has CODA helmer Sian Heder’s subsequent movie, Being Heumann at Apple in addition to the Face/Off sequel at Paramount and the Taylor Sheridan sequence Bass Reeves for Paramount+ that may megastar David Oyelowo.
Dayton & Faris are repped via UTA and Sloane Be offering; Jones is UTA and lawyer James Adams, McCormack is UTA and lawyer Erik Hyman; .Permut is repped via John Tishbi at Pearlman & Tishbi.