Once called “Fresno”, “Addicted to Fresno” played at SXSW earlier year.
As mentioned before, Judy Greer and Natasha Lyonne play co-dependent sisters trying to cover up an accidental murder, which already sounds like it could be good fun.
On top of that, Fred Armisen, Aubrey Plaza, Kumail Nanjiani, Jessica St. Clair, Molly Shannon, and Ron Livingston round out the cast and Karey Dornetto (whose written on many of your favorite shows including Portlandia and Arrested Development and South Park) wrote the script. So, you’ll probably want to check it out or, at the very least, be excited for a trailer.
Gravitas Ventures has acquired Addicted to Fresno for a fall release.
If this fares well, we’ll be curious to see if SXSW’s film line-up gets even more coveted and expanded next year a la Sundance. It wouldn’t be surprising if it happened, especially in regards to comedy since there’s a comedy portion of the festival already that has screened several comedies, both studio and indie.