Andy Samberg's New Movie Broke A Sundance Record By 69 Cents

Nice.

Comments

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Utah, meaning that the world of entertainment news is full of some very serious stuff--breaking reviews, brand new trailers, you name it. Sundance is ground zero for many a pop culture phenomena. It's also, unsurprisingly, a time for records to be made and broken. That's exactly what happened today when Andy Samberg's brand new R-rated rom-com, Palm Springs, became the most expensive acquisition in Sundance history, selling distribution rights to Neon and Hulu for--drum roll please--$17,500,000.69, EW reports.

Yes, you read that correctly. Palm Springs has officially broken a record previously held by Nate Parker's The Birth Of A Nation, by exactly 69 cents.

Nice.

Palm Springs, produced by Samberg and his Lonely Island pals, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, staring Samberg himself, Cristin Militoit, J.K. Simmons, Tyler Hoechlin, Camila Mendes, Peter Gallagher, and Meredith Hagner, is a "surrealist" take on an adult-focused rom-com. In an interview with EW, Samberg explained that the movie is anything but a straightforward genre piece and assured that it comes packaged with some twists and turns. It explores that take place when Nyles, played by Samberg, is stranded at a wedding and falls in love with the maid of honor after a surrealistic interruption sends a toast from normal to disastrous.

You know, the standard wedding stuff.

Palm Springs premiered at Sundance. Information about a wide release is currently not available, but given its hefty price tag and Hulu acquisition, we can assume it will eventually be available to stream.

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.
This video has an invalid file format.
00:00:00
Sorry, but you can't access this content!
Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking 'enter', you agree to GameSpot's
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

Now Playing: New On Netflix In January 2020 - Best Movies And TV Shows To Watch!

Disclosure: ViacomCBS is GameSpot's parent company

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story