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Magnolia Picks Up Sundance Action Comedy First Date

March 08, 2021

The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, Magnet Releasing, has picked up the North American rights to Sundance action-comedy First Date.

The feature, which premiered in Sundance's NEXT section, centers on a shy teen (Tyson Brown) who is conned into buying a shady ‘65 Chrysler ahead of his eagerly anticipated first date with his longtime crush, Kelsey (Shelby Duclos), which is interrupted by a relentless series of mishaps and crimes.

Writer-directors Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp made their feature debut with movie, which also stars Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Samuel Ademola, Ryan Quinn Adams, Angela Barber, Dave Reimer, Jake Howard, Samantha Laurenti, Scott Noble, Leah Finity, Josh Fesler, and Brandon Krau.

Visit Films, which also debuted feature Superior at this year's Sundance, was behind the First Date, with Crosby, Knapp, Brandon Kraus, Lucky McKee and Charles Horak acting as producers.