SOURCE: First Look Studios

October 01, 2007 13:45 ET

First Look Studios Acquires 'THE AMATEURS'

An Ensemble Cast of Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Lauren Graham, Joe Pantoliano, Jeanne Tripplehorn, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson, Glenne Headly and Isaiah Washington Star in This Fall's Most Un-Adult, Adult Film Ever Made

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2007) - First Look Studios is proud to announce the acquisition of THE AMATEURS, which is slated for theatrical release on November 30, 2007. THE AMATEURS, a comedy by first time director/writer Michael Traeger, 'exposes' how a small town is brought together by a common dream... to create their own adult film.

Gary Hirsch, executive vice president of Acquisitions, negotiated the deal on behalf of First Look Studios. Rob Cain negotiated the deal on behalf of producer Aaron Ryder for Raygun Productions.

"We are so thrilled to have finally found a proper home for this movie. For the past two years, our saga was perhaps a bit too close to the characters in the movie. Now we have our happy ending as well," said producer Aaron Ryder.

THE AMATEURS stars an ensemble cast featuring Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Lauren Graham, Joe Pantoliano, Jeanne Tripplehorn, William Fichtner, Patrick Fugit, Tim Blake Nelson, Isaiah Washington, Glenne Headly, Judy Greer, Steven Weber, Eileen Brennan and Brad Garrett.

"With a talented cast and a hilarious, witty script, THE AMATEURS brings a whole new spin to filmmaking," said First Look Studios COO, Dean Wilson. "Jeff Bridges is hysterical. This is his best comedic role since THE BIG LEBOWSKI."

Down-and-out divorcee Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges), with the help of his five motley friends, brainstorms a genius idea to make their dreams come true. They are going to rally their small town to produce an amateur adult film! They think they've found the road to fame and fortune, but their fantasy quickly turns into a hilarious misadventure as they encounter more than a few bumps in the road. Their good natured attempts lead to the creation of the most un-adult, adult film ever. See how THE AMATEURS bring an entire small town together, in the biggest comedic disaster turned boffo box office success.

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