AfterDark Films has bought the rights to the dark romantic comedy, Wristcutters: A Love Story.
The film, from Goran Dukic, stars Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Will Arnett and Tom Waits. It's based on a short story by Etgar Keret that follows a group of young adults stuck in purgatory after committing suicide. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the group embarks on a Wizard of Oz-style road trip, stopping at a magical camp run by an eccentric man (Waits) on their way to meeting the messiah (Arnett). Fugit will play a heartbroken member of the group, and Sossamon plays a hitchhiker who claims that her fate is all a big mistake.
Wristcutters: A Love Story will be released in August through Lionsgate.