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Rhys starring in the film 'Coming & Going'

Postby Venus » Thu May 06, 2010 1:52 am

Little Film Company adds Coming & Going to Cannes slate
5 May, 2010 | By Jeremy Kay

The Little Film Company has taken international rights to Edoardo Ponti’s irreverent comedy Coming & Going and will commence sales in Cannes.

Rhys Darby from Flight Of The Conchords stars as a gynaecologist who is shy around girls and stays in a wheelchair long after he has recovered from a minor injury to attract his dream girl.

Sasha Alexander and Fionnula Flanagan round out the key cast. Ponti co-wrote the screenplay with Dewayne Darian Jones and produced alongside Scott M Rosenfelt.

“Coming & Going is hysterically funny – a cross between The Hangover and The 40 Year Old Virgin and it will be a lot of fun screening this film to buyers,” vice-president of sales and acquisitions Clay Epstein said.

“I wanted to explore the comedic extremes that we can go to for love,” Ponti said. “The film is based on a real personal experience. I always had Rhys Darby in mind for the lead role: his unique combination of humour, heart and physical comedy were perfect for the role. I also am very proud of the ensemble supporting cast - they are the best comedians on the US scene today.”

Ponti’s first film, Between Strangers starring Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino and Deborah Kara Unger, earned five Canadian Genie nominations and the best First Time Filmmaker Award at the Newport Beach Film festival.

The Little Film Company handled international sales on The Last Station, among many others, and will also be brining The Clinic to market under its new Accelerator genre label.

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Re: Rhys starring in the film 'Coming & Going'

Postby Great H » Thu May 06, 2010 2:15 am

How come this film (which is still being SHOT for crissakes), already has an international distributor and BOY doesn't?! *sigh*
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Postby LauraK » Thu May 06, 2010 2:32 am

I'd like to second that! :?
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Postby 54buddha » Thu May 06, 2010 3:01 am

:clap: Am I excited about a new Rhys Darby movie?! You betcha! *sigh* :heartbeat:
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Postby Great H » Fri May 07, 2010 4:38 am

First OFFICIAL TRAILER!
Thanks to a tweet from Rhys! (@rhysiedarby)

He's Murray all over again - GREAT!
I was worried he was going to try and be a 'real' actor and it wouldn't come off, but this looks really funny! Another one for the list...

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Postby LauraK » Fri May 07, 2010 4:59 am

OMG! That looks great! :thumb: And it's Eloise Hawking from Lost as his Mum! :D

Good Lord, that scene w/ the dog and the eagle..... :shock: :lol:

He has a very big career ahead of him....
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Postby ItsAllRyche » Fri May 07, 2010 5:04 am

I think so too! Good for Rhys he is tremendous!! I wish great sucess for this one at Cannes!! :rolleyes:
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Postby Faith » Fri May 07, 2010 5:05 am

This looks like it's going to be pretty funny. I hope I get a chance to see it.
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Postby Venus » Wed May 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Nice one :)

'Coming and Going' Sold Around the World (Cannes)
2:00 PM 5/15/2011 by Jay A. Fernandez

Echo Bridge Entertainment takes North American rights to the Edoardo Ponti-directed rom-com, which is also sold in Middle East, Poland, Russia and Czech and Slovak territories.

CANNES -- The Edoardo Ponti-directed romantic comedy Coming & Going will be coming and going around the world.

Echo Bridge Entertainment has grabbed all North American rights, while Front Row has taken rights for the Middle East, HBO for Poland, Grandview Castle for the Czech and Slovak territories and Mysteria for Russia.

Rhys Darby, Fionnula Flanagan and Rizzoli & Isles star Sasha Alexander topline the story of a shy, successful OB-GYN who meets the girl of his dreams just as a freak accident puts him in a wheelchair. Convinced that her attention is dependent on the chair, he stays in it long after his injury has healed.

“We couldn’t stop laughing when we first saw Coming & Going,” said Echo Bridge acquisitions execs Bobby Rock and Lenny Shapiro. “We love Rhys and Sasha and their chemistry. It’s going to have a huge audience and we’re thrilled to be the ones able to bring it to them.”

The Little Film Company repped the sales for the project. Rock and Shapiro negotiated for Echo Bridge.

The Little Film Company also is handling sales for Fairytale of New York and Beneath the Darkness at the Marche du Film.

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Postby Nancy » Thu May 19, 2011 5:53 am

Very cool! :thumb:
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Postby ItsAllRyche » Fri May 20, 2011 5:56 am

What ever happened to that movie where Rhys has a pet duck or something and meets a vet and falls for her???

I am confused, as busy as I am I thought it should have hit theaters about a year ago, anyone know what I am talking about? If I am just crazy that is okay for an explanation...but Sierra confirmed it too, we talked about it last year...hmmm?
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Postby LauraK » Fri May 20, 2011 5:32 pm

I know exactly what you're talking about.....going to go have a look cuz I'm sure it's here. :) You aren't crazy! :rolleyes: It's just 2 threads down- "Love Birds." Great H saw it but no word on when or if it's getting US distribution. :?
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Postby mohumbhai mania » Fri May 20, 2011 6:34 pm

I think both it and Boy might have the tag of being "too New Zealand". Who knows? I don't know why they don't just issue theatrical releases of obscure films straight to Netflix - like straight to DVD. I think you'd find a lot of gems that way.
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Re: Rhys starring in the film 'Coming & Going'

Postby ItsAllRyche » Mon May 23, 2011 2:27 am

LauraK wrote:I know exactly what you're talking about.....going to go have a look cuz I'm sure it's here. :) You aren't crazy! :rolleyes: It's just 2 threads down- "Love Birds." Great H saw it but no word on when or if it's getting US distribution. :?


Oh Thank you!!!

I so love Rhys. So cute and he is a very good actor. He rocked in Pirate Radio.

And, it seems the simple, lovable, goof-ball character fits him well.
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Postby LauraK » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:17 am

YAY!! It's going to be on TNT in 10 days! Set your DVRs everyone! :D

http://youtu.be/Wyf4Wk5iJ0Q
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