The Orchard has acquired worldwide rights to Lynn Shelton’s drama “Outside In,”starring Jay Duplass and Edie Falco. The film will premiere next month at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and The Orchard plans a release in early 2018. Joining Jay Duplass and Edie Falco in the film are stars Kaitlyn Dever and Ben Schwartz.
The screenplay for “Outside In” was written by Lynn Shelton and Jay Duplass. Shelton has directed six previous feature films including “Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister,” and the hit “Laggies“. She’s received two Independent Spirit Awards, and has directed a number of television shows including “Mad Men,” “Master of None,” “The Mindy Project,” “Love,” “New Girl,” “Shameless,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “GLOW.”
Jay Duplass is currently starring on the hit Amazon series “Transparent,” producing the acclaimed HBO anthology series “Room 104,” and recently starred in “Beatriz at Dinner” and the summer-comedy “Landline”. Four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco most recently starred “Landline” (alongside Jay), “Megan Leavey,” and Louis C.K.’s drama series “Horace and Pete.”
The film itself follows Carol (Falco), a high school teacher, and Chris (Duplass), her ex-student, as they explore a relationship after his release from a 20-year prison sentence. While Chris navigates his re-entry into the world, Carol works to rebuild her family, and reconnect with her teenage daughter (Dever). Featuring an original score from singer-songwriter Andrew Bird and shot on location in Washington state, OUTSIDE IN was produced by Mel Eslyn and Lacey Leavitt.
“Outside In” marks the most recent release in the ongoing relationship between Duplass Brothers Productions and The Orchard. Since acquiring “The Overnight” at Sundance in 2015, DBP and The Orchard have collaborated on a variety of films including “Take Me,” “Blue Jay,” “6 Years,” “Manson Family Vacation,” “Rainbow Time” and the film “Creep”.
The Orchard has worldwide theatrical, digital rental and sales, cable/satellite VOD, airline, DVD and soundtrack rights to “Outside In”. Following The Orchard’s theatrical and digital release, Netflix will be releasing the film on its worldwide streaming platform.
Lynn Shelton commented, “I couldn’t be happier that OUTSIDE IN will be included in the incredible catalog of films that The Orchard has acquired as a distributor.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Lynn and the Duplass Brothers on OUTSIDE IN,” said Paul Davidson, EVP of Film and TV at The Orchard. “Jay and Edie’s performances pack an emotional punch in yet another stellar film from Lynn.”