Peach Arch Entertainment has picked up the new screwball comedy Watching the Detectives for North American distribution. According to The Hollywood Reporter, both Lucy Liu and Cillian Murphy star in the film.
The plot revolves around Murphy's character, who is a film buff and video storeowner. His life begins to resemble one of his favorite film noirs when a real-life femme fatale, played by Liu, drags him through a series of dangerous adventures. The film was written and directed by Broken Lizard member Paul Soter.
Peach Arch president and COO John Flock stated, "Its the right film for us because you don't see a lot of good independent romantic comedies." The film is eyeing a Valentine Day release date.