Ben Kingsley with Sci-Fi movie star ‘Jules’ lands​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​at Bleecker Street – The Hollywood Reporter

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Bleecker Street has acquired North American rights to the Ben Kingsley-directed sci-fi comedy Jules.

Director Marc Turtletaub’s picture, which debuted and won the Stolman Audience Award for best feature at the Sonoma Film Festival, will be released exclusively in theaters on August 11.

Jules follows Milton, played by Kingsley, who lives a quiet life but is upended when a UFO and extraterrestrial travelers crash into his backyard. Before long, Milton develops a close relationship with the extraterrestrial he calls Jules, and life gets complicated when two neighbors discover Jules and the government quickly closes in.

Jules ends with the three neighbors finding meaning and connection later in life, thanks to the stranger they meet. The film also stars Harriet Sansom Harris, Zoe Winters, Jade Quon and Jane Curtin.

Written by Gavin Steckler, Jules produced by Debbie Liebling, Andy Daly and Michael B. Clark. Alex Turtletaub and Marc Turletaub also made it out for Big Beach. David Bausch was the executive producer.

Bleecker’s upcoming slate includes Alice Troughton’s The LessonMeg Ryan What happens next in which she will also star alongside David Duchovny, Laurel Parmet’s directorial debut Dear Duncan Girl, and Guy Nativ’s Goldstarring Helen Mirren.

The acquisition deal was brokered by Kent Sanderson and Avy Eschenasy on behalf of Andrew Karpen’s Bleecker Street, with Range Media Partners acting for the filmmakers. Great Beach was represented by Sloss Eckhouse Dasti Haynes LawCo.

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