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Roadside Attractions Takes 'In a World...' with Sony Worldwide

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 21, 2013 at 3:18PM

Triple-threat Lake Bell, who wrote, directed, and starred in "In a World..." which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance, has sold her movie to Roadside Attractions (U.S.) and Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group (foreign). Roadside Attractions is planning a summer 2013 release for the film.
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Lake Bell
Lake Bell

Triple-threat Lake Bell, who wrote, directed, and starred in "In a World..." which won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at Sundance, has sold her movie to Roadside Attractions (U.S.) and Sony Worldwide Acquisitions Group (foreign). Roadside Attractions is planning a summer 2013 release for the film. 

"In a World..." stars Bell ("It's Complicated," What Happens in Vegas") as a young female voice coach who inhabits a sexist world. She joins the race against several self-involved male trailer voice-over artists including her own father (Fred Melamed) to land the new trailer of a blockbuster trilogy. Rob Corddry and Ken Marino, two of her co-stars on Adult Swim's "Children's Hospital," also star.

"Lake’s film represents the introduction of a major new comedic voice – a 21st Century Carole Lombard,” said Roadside Co-President Howard Cohen.  “We think audiences around the country are going to love it as much as we and the audiences at Sundance did."

The film was produced by Eddie Vaisman and Mark Roberts of 3311 Productions alongside Jett Steiger and Bell.  Ross Jacobson and Sean O’Grady of 3311 Productions served as executive producers. (Rotten Tomato reviews are here. Indiewire interview with Bell is here.)

This article is related to: Lake Bell, Sundance Film Festival, Roadside Attractions


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.