About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


The Big Sick with Kumail Nanjiani lands at Amazon in $12 million sale

Nicole Rivelli

Posted on

The Big Sick made a big impression at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. EW has learned the film, written by husband-and-wife duo Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, was purchased by Amazon Studios for about $12 million this weekend.

“#TheBigSickMovie is both proud and honored to now be a part of the @amazon family,” the film’s Twitter account wrote in a statement.

Variety first reported the news of the acquisition, which comes on the heels of the film’s Friday premiere and marks one of the largest sales in the history of Sundance.

The Big Sick is directed by Michael Showalter and centers on a Pakistani-American comedian whose relationship with his girlfriend (Zoe Kazan) is on the verge of dismantling over cultural differences, further stirred by a health crisis. Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Bo Burnham, Aidy Bryant, and Kurt Braunohler also star, while Judd Apatow produced the film with Barry Mendel.

Critics at Sundance called The Big Sickincredibly unique,” “tender,” and “the first home run” from the festival year.

Star Trek’s John Cho and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also praised The Big Sick on Twitter.