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Tribeca Comedy ‘American Dreamer’ Starring Peter Dinklage, Shirley MacLaine Goes To Vertical

EXCLUSIVE: Vertical has set a March 8th day-and-date release for American Dreamer, an indie comedy starring Peter Dinklage and Shirley Maclaine, to which it’s acquired North American rights. …

Pic is based on a true story from Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life and follows Phil Loder (Dinklage), a twice divorced, frustrated, underpaid professor of economics, whose grand dream of home ownership is tragically out of reach. Calling the pic “hilarious on the surface and heartfelt at its core,” Vertical SVP of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi underscored that “the pairing of Peter and Shirley elevates Ted’s sharp script with their abundant capacity for wry wit and pathos. Vertical Partner Peter Jarowey and Piantedosi negotiated the deal for American Dreamer on behalf of the company, with UTA’s Independent Film Group repping the production.

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