Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the distribution rights to The Meddler, starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, and J.K. Simmons.
The film, directed by Lorene Scafaria (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from Sept. 10 to Sept. 20. Sarandon stars as a widow and “eternal optimist” who moves to Los Angeles to be with her daughter (Byrne). The logline: “Armed with an iPhone and a full bank account, Marnie sets out to make friends, find her purpose, and possibly open up to someone new.”
The film also stars Saturday Night Live‘s Cecily Strong, Neighbors star Jerrod Carmichael, and Better Call Saul actor Michael McKean. Sarandon also serves as an executive producer with Paul Green and Steve Golin of Anonymous Content.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired worldwide rights to The Meddler.