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VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES “PLAYING IT COOL” STARRING CHRIS EVANS AND MICHELLE MONAGHAN


 

VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES “PLAYING IT COOL” 
STARRING CHRIS EVANS AND MICHELLE MONAGHAN

 
Los Angeles, November 5, 2014 – Vertical Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to Justin Reardon’s “PLAYING IT COOL”, which stars Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Martin Starr, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Warburton, Topher Grace, Luke Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Ioan Gruffudd, and Philip Baker Hall.  The film was previously known as “A Many Splintered Thing” during production.  The deal was announced by the company’s Co-President’s Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin, who plan to release the film in theaters in Q1 2015.
 
PLAYING IT COOL is the story of ME (Chris Evans), a young man disillusioned by love, who meets a breathtaking young woman, HER (Michelle Monaghan), at a charity dinner by pretending to be a philanthropist. Only one problem: she’s engaged. Yet, he engages into a platonic relationship to be able to keep seeing her. Like a young ‘Walter Mitty’ using the power of imagination and wild vignettes, ME will stop at nothing to conquer HER heart.
 
“We are looking forward to working with Chris Evans and the rest of the cast for the U.S. release of PLAYING IT COOL,” said Vertical Co-President Mitch Budin.  “We think audiences will appreciate the unique storytelling and the honest intimacy between Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan, which will challenge moviegoers to redefine the way they see love and happiness.”
 
“We’re very excited to partner with Vertical on PLAYING IT COOL, said producer Nicolas Chartier.  “We hope it will be the first of many.”
 
PLAYING IT COOL is directed by Justin Reardon, written by Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair, executive produced by Chris Evans, produced by Nicolas Chartier, Craig Flores, McG, and Mary Viola, cinematography by Jeff Cutter, editing by Catherine Haight, music by Jake Monaco with additional music by Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau.  The film stars Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Martin Starr, Aubrey Plaza, Patrick Warburton, Topher Grace, Luke Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Ioan Gruffudd, and Philip Baker Hall. 
 
The deal was negotiated by Rich Goldberg at Vertical, and Nicolas Chartier and Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose on behalf of the filmmakers.
 
About Vertical Entertainment
Vertical Entertainment serves a unique role in the industry by operating as one of the leading independent distributors and as a full-service content marketing company dedicated to providing highly effective end-to-end solutions.  Vertical has unparalleled relationships in both the content and retailer communities to service a variety of revenue streams throughout North America including theatrical markets, DVD, Blu-ray, digital, electronic sell-through, streaming, VOD, PPV, Pay and Free TV.  With the combined distribution, marketing, and sales expertise of Co-President’s Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin, and VP of Acquisitions & Marketing Peter Jarowey, Vertical offers its content partners a truly dynamic advantage. Recent and current titles include “The Calling” with Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace; “Scenic Route” with Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler; “Out of the Dark” with Julia Stiles, Scott Speedman, and Stephen Rea; and “Home Sweet Hell” with Katherine Heigl, Patrick Wilson, and Jordana Brewster.