Via Deadline: In a deal around $2 million, Annapurna Pictures has acquired North American rights to On the Count of Three, the 2021 Sundance buzz title that marks the directorial debut of stand-up comedian Jerrod Carmichael. The pic is expected to be released through Annapurna’s distribution pact with MGM’s Orion Pictures through United Artists Releasing.
On the Count of Three was chased by several distributors after premiering to raves in the Dramatic Competition section. It won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for its writers Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch.
Carmichael and Christopher Abbott star as two best friends who make a pact to end their lives at the end of a day, and the film covers the events of that day.
A release date has not been announced for “On the Count of Three.”
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