House of D: According to The Hollywood Reporter, David Duchovny's directorial debut has landed at Lions Gate Films, sources said. The indie outfit is working on a deal to acquire all North American distribution rights to the coming-of-age tale House of D, which recently had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Produced by Richard Lewis, Jane Rosenthal and Bob Yari, the film stars Duchovny alongside wife Tea Leoni, Robin Williams, Zelda Williams, Anton Yelchin and Erykah Badu.
House of D is described as an emotional fable about New York and the power of friendship. It tells the multilayered story of Tommy (Duchovny), a man who is coming to terms with his past and his present and resolving his relationships with the people who helped make him who he is. Much of the story is told through flashbacks with Robin Williams playing a janitor and best friend of the younger Tommy (Yelchin) and Leoni starring as Tommy's mother.
Lions Gate will likely release the film this fall, sources said. Duchovny is onscreen in the Universal Pictures romantic musical comedy Connie and Carla opposite Nia Vardalos and Toni Collette.