Set to add more profit into its feedbag, Miramax Films has successfully obtained the rights to distribute star-studded romantic dramedy "Smart People" around North America region with an eye to release it in fall, Variety has learned.
One of the first productions from Michael London's new Groundswell Productions, the picture concerns on a professor who turns into a bitter eccentric following his wife death, but later learns to reconnect with people after falling for a former student. Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Thomas Haden Church have all been billed to play the widowed professor, his new love interest, and his recently surfaced adopted brother, respectively.
First-timer Noam Murro is seating as the director with Mark Poirier penning the screenplay. Meanwhile, London is serving as producer alongside Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Bridget Johnson, and Bruna Papandrea.