Tribeca Film Nabs Edward Burns' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Brent Lang
The Wrap
Tribeca Film Nabs Edward Burns' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Tribeca Film has acquired Edward Burns' "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," the company said Tuesday.

The latest from "The Brothers McMullen" auteur is another family drama -- one that reunites Burns with Connie Britton and Michael McGlone, both of whom appeared in that breakthrough film.

Centered on a working class, Irish-American clan, Burns' latest involves a group of adult siblings who have to deal with their return of their estranged father at Christmas. Expect lots of Guinness and bickering to go along with the carols. 

"The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" will have its world premiere on Sept. 9 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Tribeca said it will release the film in late-November across multiple platforms.

The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, director of acquisitions, and on behalf of the filmmakers by John Sloss at Cinetic Media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Edward Burns produced the film alongside partner Aaron Lubin, and William Rexer II.  Mike Harrop served as executive producer. 

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