Written by: FFT Webmaster | March 23rd, 2012
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Red Flag Releasing have jointly acquired THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON, the latest indie slacker comedy by Jay & Mark Duplass, which stars indie up and comers Steve Zissis, Mark Kelly, and Jennifer Lafleur. Red Flag Releasing will handle theatrical distribution and Fox Searchlight Pictures will handle all other ancillary markets on the film, which had its world premiere last week at the SXSW Film Festival. THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON is the story of two grown brothers who rekindle their uber-competitive childhood sporting event, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon, over a weekend family reunion in order to finally determine the ultimate winner. Jay and Mark Duplass wrote and directed the currently in release JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME, starring Jason Segel, Ed Helms, and Susan Sarandon, the 2010 poignant Sundance hit CYRUS as well as BAGHEAD (2008) and THE PUFFY CHAIR (2005), which helped define the mumblecore genre.