Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to After Class. The family comedy, starring Justin Long and Fran Drescher, had its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival under the title Safe Spaces.
Daniel Schechter (Life of Crime, Supporting Characters) wrote and directed the film, which co-stars Richard Schiff, Lynn Cohen, Kate Berlant and Michael Godere. After Class will be released in US theaters on December 6.
Long plays a New York college professor who aims for his classroom to be a safe space for students, but a lesson plan pushes students to share more than they wish, forcing him take a deeper look at whether safe spaces live up to their name. He escapes from the college controversy to reconnect with his own unique family, who are navigating how to deal with the emotions of having an ailing grandmother.
After Class is produced by Courtenay Johnson, Lawrence Greenberg and Jordan Kessler; Matthew Helderman and Luke Taylor executive produce.
Piantedosi negotiated the deal with Julie Sultan at AMBI Group.