IFC has paid $3 million for the North American rights to Jack Black’s new movie called “The D Train.” The deal was struck at the Sundance Film festival.
The actor, whose mother was born Jewish and whose father converted to Judaism, plays the head of a high school reunion committee who travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class in order to convince him to go to the reunion.
Black, who produced the film, told Deadline.com, “As a producer, when you’re doing an indie film, it’s all just about getting the film made because it’s a miracle if you can.”
The movie also stars Jeffrey Tambor who can currently be seen in Amazon.com’s original series “Transparent” and James Marsden who plays the class’ most popular guy Oliver Lawless. After the movie’s Sundance debut Marsden said, “In comedy, you feel like you’ve seen it all, but this was so subversive.” That was in reference to a twist in the film which we will not give away.
“The D Train” was written and directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. Paul said, “James Marsden, we just wanna warn you, is so good-looking in this movie!”