It Only Took 69 Cents for the Lonely Island to Break Sundance Sales Record with Palm Springs

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It Only Took 69 Cents for the Lonely Island to Break Sundance Sales Record with Palm Springs
The Lonely Island gang is back with a new comedy called Palm Springs, and it just made a splashy debut at the Sundance Film Festival. So much so that the movie has sold in a deal with Hulu and Neon that is worth more than $17.5 million, setting a new record for an acquisition at the prestigious festival. There is no word yet on when the comedy will hit theaters, but this will put some immediate buzz behind the project, that much is certain.

According to several reports, Neon and Hulu acquired the movie from the group's production company, Party Over Here. It stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. Palm Springs sold for $17,500,000.69, less than a dollar over the $17.5 million that Fox Searchlight paid for director Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation coming out of Sundance in 2016. Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Becky Sloviter of Party Over Here
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