Film District



Company Targeting To Release Comedy Starring Zac Efron in the U.S. on January 31, 2014

SANTA MONICA, CA June 17, 2013 - FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired U.S. distribution rights to ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING? directed by Tom Gormican and starring Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller.

Justin Nappi and Kevin Turen of Treehouse Pictures produced, along with Scott Aversano and Andrew O'Connor. Treehouse Pictures financed the comedy. Executive producers are Jason Barrett, Manu Gargi, John Friedberg, Michael Simkin, Peter Schlessel and Lia Buman. FilmDistrict plans to distribute the release wide in the U.S. on January 31, 2014.

Peter Schlessel, FilmDistrict's CEO, said "We are all excited to be involved with ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING? and all the rising talent in front of and behind the camera. Tom wrote a script that is as funny as it is heartfelt and we are pleased to release his directorial debut."

Producer Justin Nappi, Founder and President of Treehouse Pictures, added, "We couldn't be happier that FilmDistrict will be releasing ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING? in the US, ensuring that Tom Gormican's highly relatable comedy with an amazingly talented cast has the chance to connect with the largest possible audience."

In ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING?, three guys decide to support a friend devastated by a recent breakup by vowing to maintain their single status for as long as possible. The plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood, while trying to figure out the complications of modern day relationships.

The deal was brokered for the filmmakers by WME and CAA.


FilmDistrict is a leading independent distribution, acquisition, co-production and feature film financing entity designed to bring commercially viable films to targeted audiences across the U.S. The company's notable releases including EVIL DEAD, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, the horror thriller INSIDIOUS, LOOPER, SOUL SURFER, DRIVE and SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. Upcoming FilmDistrict releases include INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, the sequel to the hit film INSIDIOUS which captivated horror movie fans worldwide, on September 13, 2013; OLDBOY, the Spike Lee directed remake of the highly-acclaimed South Korean suspense film, on October 25, 2013; Paul W.S. Anderson's POMPEII on February 21, 2014; WALK OF SHAME starring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs on March 14, 2014; and SELFLESS starring Ryan Reynolds on September 26, 2014.


Based in Los Angeles and with an office in New York, Treehouse Pictures has produced five feature films in the last 18 months, including ALL IS LOST, written and directed by JC Chandor (Margin Call) and starring Robert Redford, shown last month in the 2013 Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival; ADULT WORLD, written by Andy Cochran, directed by Scott Coffee and starring John Cusack and Emma Roberts, which premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and recently acquired for US release by IFC; AT ANY PRICE, written and directed by Ramin Bahrani and starring Zac Efron, Dennis Quaid and Heather Graham, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year; and ARBITRAGE, written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and garnered Richard Gere a Golden Globe nomination.