Vertical has acquired the U.S. rights to the film “Bucky F*cking Dent,” a father-son story set against the 1978 Red Sox vs. Yankees pennant race. The movie was written, directed by, and stars David Duchovny, based on his 2016 best-selling novel of the same name. The cast includes Logan Marshall-Green, Stephanie Beatriz, Jason Beghe, Evan Handler, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Pamela Adlon. The film is produced by Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, as well as Duchovny. The movie had its world premiere at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and is set to be released later this year.

The story follows Ted, a failed writer turned Yankees Stadium peanut seller, who returns home after learning of his Red Sox-obsessed father Marty’s failing health. Marty’s condition worsens whenever his beloved Red Sox lose a game, so Ted takes matters into his own hands to lift his father’s spirits by manufacturing a winning streak for the local team with the help of neighborhood friends. Along the way, Ted develops a bond with Marty’s “Death Specialist,” Mariana, reigniting his writing ambitions. Duchovny expressed his joy in being able to direct a film that balances humor and emotion, and he praised Logan Marshall-Green for his portrayal of the son character.

Duchovny explained his journey in bringing the story to the screen, having initially written it as a screenplay over a decade ago but eventually turning it into a novel before adapting it back into a screenplay. He had originally intended to play the son character himself but aged out of the role, leading him to play the dad instead. Duchovny expressed his excitement to work on the film with the team at Yale Productions who supported his vision for the project. Vertical’s Peter Jarowey praised the film as an emotionally charged coming-of-age story with a cast that fits their roles perfectly, predicting that it will resonate with audiences nationwide.

The film’s executive producers include an array of industry professionals, and CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of the production. Vertical’s upcoming slate also includes projects like “Jeanne Du Barry,” starring Maïwenn and Johnny Depp, “Lee,” starring Kate Winslet, “Asphalt City,” with Sean Penn and Tye Sheridan, and “Firebrand,” featuring Alicia Vikander and Jude Law. The team at Vertical is confident in the success of “Bucky F*cking Dent” and believes it will appeal to a wide audience with its blend of humor and heartfelt moments. Duchovny’s passion for the project and dedication to bringing the story to life shine through in the film’s development and production processes, promising an engaging and memorable cinematic experience for viewers.

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