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Whit Stillman to work with Sony Pictures Classics on DAMSELS IN DISTRESS

Ryan Mahoney

by: Ryan Mahoney
March 29th, 2011

Whit Stillman

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to Whit Stillman’s new film DAMSELS IN DISTRESS.

It has been 13 years since someone has used the phrase “Whit Stillman’s new film”, as his last work was 1998’s THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO. Stillman has only two other feature films to his name (METROPOLITAN and BARCELONA), but his entire oeuvre is excellent. The film stars Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, and relative newcomer Analeigh Tipton.

Check out the official synopsis below:

"Violet Wister’s DAMSELS IN DISTRESS is a comedy that follows a trio of beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast university – the dynamic leader Violet Wister (Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy Heather (Carrie MacLemore). They welcome transfer student Lily (Tipton) into their group which seeks to help severely depressed students with a program of good scent and musical dance numbers. The girls become romantically entangled with a series of men—including slick Charlie (Brody), dreamboat Xavier (Hugo Becker) and the mad frat pack of Frank (Ryan Metcalf) and Thor (Billy Magnussen)—who threaten the girls’ friendship and sanity."

The film does not have a release date, but cast member Gerwig has said the film will come out this fall.

Any other Stillman fans out there? What are your thoughts on the project?

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