Vertical Entertainment announced today that they have acquired the North American distribution rights to Then Came You, written by Kathie Lee Gifford and directed by Adriana Trigiani and featuring an original score co-written by Gifford and Brett James. The film stars Gifford, Craig Ferguson (THE LATE LATE SHOW) and Elizabeth Hurley (AUSTIN POWERS). The film will have one-night showings nationwide via Fathom Events on September 30th, followed by an on-demand and digital release on October 2nd.
Then Came You stars Kathie Lee Gifford as a lonely widow who plans a trip around the world with her husband’s ashes, to visit the places they loved in the movies. During her first stop in Scotland at the beautiful estate she stays in, she meets the innkeeper (played by Craig Ferguson) who changes her life forever.
“Romantic Scottish vistas, gorgeous, funny Craig Ferguson and the delightful, one-of-a-kind entertainer that is Kathie Lee Gifford- that’s magic in a movie,” said director Adriana Trigiani.
The film was produced by Kathie Lee Gifford, Matthew T. Weiner and Adriana Trigiani.
The deal was negotiated by Peter Jarowey and Josh Spector at Vertical withTheresa Peters and Alex Brunner at UTA on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Then Came You is a sincere rom-com about a woman overcoming loss and starting a new chapter of her life. We hope that this sweet and uplifting film brings some escapism and positivity to audiences this fall,” said Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment.
About Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. The marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.
Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well. Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well.
Upcoming Vertical releases include “Hard Kill” starring Bruce Willis and Jesse Metcalfe; “Robin’s Wish”, the powerful true story of actor/comedian Robin Williams’ final days; “Critical Thinking”, the directorial debut of star John Leguizamo; and “Skylin3s”, the third installment of the Skyline franchise. Other notable recent releases include “Miss Juneteenth”, the directorial debut of filmmaker Channing Godfrey Peoples starring Nicole Beharie, Kendrick Sampson, and Alexis Chikaeze; “Yes, God, Yes” starring Natalia Dyer, Timothy Simons, Wolfgang Novogratz and Alisha Boe; “Archive” starring Theo James and Stacy Martin; “A Nice Girl Like You” starring Lucy Hale, Jackie Cruz and Mindy Cohn; “Capone” starring Tom Hardy, Linda Cardellini, and Kyle Maclachlan; “Inheritance” starring Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Chace Crawford and Connie Nielsen; “Human Capital” starring Liev Schreiber, Marisa Tomei, Peter Saarsgard and Maya Hawke, “Code 8” starring Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, and Sung Kang, “Can You Keep A Secret?” starring Alexandra Daddario, Tyler Hoechlin and Laverne Cox, “American Woman” starring Sienna Miller, Aaron Paul and Christina Hendricks; “The Professor and the Madman” starring Mel Gibson, Sean Penn and Natalie Dormer “Drunk Parents” starring Alec Baldwin, Salma Hayek, Jim Gaffigan, Ben Platt and Joe Manganiello; “Lying and Stealing” starring Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski; Keith Behrman’s “Giant Little Ones” starring Josh Wiggins, Kyle Maclachlan, and Maria Bello; Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe” starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Lee Jones; and Kevin Connolly’s “Gotti” starring John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Chris Mulkey.
About Fathom Events
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L)., Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.