"Breathe In," Drake Doremus' follow-up to his 2011 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner "Like Crazy," has been picked up for U.S. distribution by Cohen Media Group, the company announced on Thursday.
The drama, which received a warm reception after premiering at Sundance in January, stars Felicity Jones as an 18-year-old British exchange student who tempts the married man, played by Guy Pearce, living in her host family's upstate New York home.
Amy Ryan ("Gone Baby Gone"), Kyle MacLachlan ("Blue Velvet") and Alexandra Wentworth ("It's Complicated") co-star in the film, set to hit theaters toward the end of the year.
"In a few short years, Drake Doremus has established himself as an important and exciting filmmaking voice with 'Like Crazy,' 'Spooner' and 'Douchebag,'" Gary Rubin, executive vice president of CMG, said. "We're thrilled to be on board for this next impressive step in his career."
Doremus co-wrote the screenplay for "Breathe In" with his frequent collaborator Ben York Jones.
Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling of Super Crispy Entertainment produced, along with Steven Rales and Mark Roybal of Indian Paintbrush, which also financed the film.