Magnolia Acquires “Serious Moonlight”

Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Cheryl Hines’ directorial debut, “Serious Moonlight”.

The Tribeca-premiered drama stars Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long, and is especially notable for being written by sadly missed writer/director Adrienne Shelly (Waitress).

The story follows a troubled marriage on the precipice, centering on a high-powered female attorney who learns that her husband is about to leave her for a much younger woman, and holds him captive until he promises to stay with her and love her forever.

The film is a labor of love for Hines, one of the stars of Shelly’s Waitress. The film will be released through Magnolia’s Ultra VOD program, launching the film this November on VOD platforms in 50-million households one month prior to its theatrical release in early December.