My Idiot Brother, “Homework” Picked Up

The Weinstein Co. has scored domestic and select international rights to the Jesse Peretz-directed comedy “My Idiot Brother” reports Risky Biz.

Paul Rudd, Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Coogan, Hugh Dancy and Elizabeth Banks star in the warm comedy of a dim but sweet biodynamic farmer who gets into some pot-related trouble and then inadvertently wrecks the lives of his three sisters after staying with each for a few weeks.

The film played to good reaction at Sundance on Saturday night. No word on a domestic release date as yet.

Meanwhile, Fox Searchlight has acquired worldwide rights to Gavin Wiesen’s directorial debut “Homework” reports Variety.

Freddie Highmore and Emma Roberts star in the coming-of-age story about a high school senior who makes his way through school without doing any homework.

Searchlight plans to release “Homework” later this year along with two other titles that screened at the fest – “Win Win” and “Cedar Rapids”.