The U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Newlyweds, Edward Burns‘ upcoming comedic relationship drama, have been acquired by Tribeca Film. The studio plans on releasing the film, which had its world premiere as the Closing Night selection at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, across multiple platforms later this year.
Newlyweds, which was shot in 12 days in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood, is the 10th film written and directed by Burns. The movie infuses the humor and insights that Burns’ fans have come to enjoy into modern marriage and contemporary relationships. The film follows a newly married couple whose honeymoon period is interrupted by the husband’s younger sister and the destruction of the wife’s sister’s marriage.
Burns, who also produced Newlyweds with Aaron Lubin and William Rexer, stars in the film as well. The cast also includes Caitlin FitzGerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett and Kerry Bishe.
Burns said he has “enjoyed a great relationship with the Tribeca Film Festival since its inception and I am so thrilled to be collaborating with them to bring Newlyweds to a broad commercial audience.” Tribeca Enterprises’ Chief Creative Officer, Geoffrey Gilmore, added that the movie “shows how authentic filmmaking can spring from intentionally modest circumstances. Made on a remarkably small budget, it is a rich and resonant exploration of relationships.”
Newlyweds seems likely to resonate with audiences, as the writer-director achieved success with such previous works as She’s the One and Sidewalks of New York. While we wait for Burns’ newest film to be released, tell us, will you see the movie? More importantly, do you think it will focus on the tribulations of life, family and love, which Burns has become known for in his previous work?