During this week’s Sundance Film Festival, Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has secured the worldwide rights for a new movie called “A Real Pain” for $10 million.

The film has been directed and written by Jesse Eisenberg, who will also be starring in the film alongside recent Emmy winner Kieran Culkin. 

They will be playing mismatched cousins, David and Benji, who reunite for a tour of Poland to honour their grandmother, but older tensions resurface against the backdrop of their family’s history.

“A Real Pain” will also star Jennifer Grey, Will Sharpe, Kurt Egyiawan (Beasts of No Nation), Liza Sadovy (“A Small Light”), and Daniel Oreskes (Only Murders in the Building). 

The upcoming film will be produced by Topic and Fruit Tree.  Also producing the film will be Ali Herting, Dave McCary, Ewa Puszczynska, Jennifer Semler, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone.

Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum said in a statement to Deadline regarding the acquisition:

“We are blown away by Jesse’s vision and craft in telling this hilarious and profound film.  He tells a deeply personal story and makes it universal. We can’t wait to bring it to audiences around the world.”

Jesse Eisenberg added:

“MakingA Real Pain was a true labor of love, and it has been so thrilling to premiere at Sundance. I couldn’t be more honored to work with Searchlight and to bring this story to a wider audience.”

Ryan Heller, EVP of Film and Documentary at Topic Studios also added:

“We could not be more proud of Jesse and this beautiful film, and are absolutely thrilled to re-team with David, Matthew and our friends at Searchlight on its release,”

The production company Fruit Tree also said in a statement:

“We are the utmost believers in Jesse as a creative voice and were thrilled to collaborate again on his second film with such ambitious scope and themes. To have another friend and beloved collaborator on board in Kieran Culkin was more than we can ask for, as working with the amazing team at Searchlight.”

No details have been revealed on exactly when “A Real Pain” will be released, though it will be released theatrically first before arriving on Disney’s streaming platforms, Hulu and Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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