By Kate Ward
Updated March 29, 2011 at 04:07 PM EDT

Sony Pictures Classics has announced it plans to release Violet Wister’s Damsels in Distress worldwide. The Whit Stillman comedy stars Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Adam Brody (The O.C.), and Analeigh Tipton (America’s Next Top Model) and centers around three women “who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy East Coast university.” Gerwig plays the leader of the trio, while Tipton plays a transfer student welcomed into the group, which attempts to help depressed students with “musical dance numbers.” “We’ve long admired Whit’s films and Violet Wister’s Damsels in Distress marries his unique sensibility with the kind of acerbic comedy audiences love,” Sony Pictures Classics says in a release. “That Martin [Shafer] and Liz [Glotzer] are producing the film alongside Whit makes this the perfect partnership for Sony Pictures Classics.”