A24 Films has closed a deal to acquire the zombie comedy Life After Beth, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week. It isn't known when the company plans on releasing the film, although there is a DirecTV component of the deal, with the cable provider landing an exclusive 30-day window to air the movie before its theatrical release.
Dane DeHaan stars as a young man who is devastated when his girlfriend Beth (Aubrey Plaza) dies. However, he gets a second chance at romance when she turns into a zombie. Anna Kendrick, Alia Shawkat, Matthew Gray Gubler, Cheryl Hines, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser also star.
Jeff Baena (I Heart Huckabees) wrote and directed the comedy, which premiered on January 19 at the Library Theater at Sundance. The studio has not announced when it plans to release the comedy at this time, but we'll keep you posted as soon as more details are revealed.