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    Sundance: Sophie Hyde’s Emma Thompson-Starrer “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” Acquired by Searchlight

    Sophie Hyde’s third function has discovered a house stateside following its well-received world premiere out of Sundance. Searchlight Photos scored U.S. rights to Emma Thompson-starrer “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.” The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the information.

    Penned by Katy Model (“Glued”), the comedy tells the story of Nancy (Thompson), a retired college trainer who hires a intercourse employee (Daryl McCormack, “The Wheel of Time”) within the hopes of getting good intercourse for the primary time in her life.

    Requested what she’d like folks to consider after watching the movie, Hyde informed us, “How essential pleasure is. How now we have been taught to hate our our bodies and the way a lot we lose from that. How another person’s perspective can open issues for us that we haven’t beforehand considered or understood. That now we have nice capability for connection. That want can lead us to fantastic issues.”

    “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” will stream solely on Hulu within the U.S.

    Final seen in Disney’s live-action “Cruella,” Thompson received an Oscar for her lead function in 1992’s “Howards Finish,” and one other for writing the screenplay for 1995’s “Sense and Sensibility.”

    Hyde beforehand helmed “52 Tuesdays” and “Animals.”

    Searchlight additionally not too long ago nabbed rights to a different woman-directed Sundance title, “Contemporary,” Mimi Cave’s thriller in regards to the horrors of contemporary relationship. “Regular Folks’s” Daisy Edgar-Jones stars.

    Sundance, which is as soon as once more digital this yr attributable to COVID-19, kicked off January 20 and runs by means of January 30.

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