The Weinstein Company has picked up U.S. rights to Stacie Passon's drama Concussion. The deal was inked at the Sundance Film Festival, which marks the second deal they have made this January, starting with the Morgan Neville musical Twenty Feet from Stardom.
The drama centers on Abby (Robin Weigert), a middle aged married lesbian, who becomes a high-end escort after being concussed by her son's baseball. The project also stars Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Julie Fain Lawrence, Emily Kinney and Laila Robins.
Stacie Passon directed the film from a script she wrote. Rose Troche, Anthony Cupo and Cliff Chenfeld produced.
Here Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego expressed there excitement for the project.
"We were mesmerized by 'Concussion' and the job Stacie did in creating such rich, relatable characters. This film made an indelible impression anchored by Robin's exceptional performance...one of the best we've seen on screen in a very long time."
Stacie Passon adds that she is confident that the film is in good hands.
"RADiUS is continuing to define itself as a home for artists. We are thrilled with the passion and dedication of Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and their exceptional team. We know we are in excellent hands."
The film is slated for an early fall 2013 release.