Following a well received premiere at TIFF, Lionsgate have secured to U.S. Distribution rights to ‘Imogene’, a comedy starring Kristen Wiig. Plans are in place to release the picture in partnership with Roadside Attractions.

Wigg’s role sees her portraying a has been playwright who decides to fake her own death to try and get attention from her former boyfriend, but ends up being remanded to the custody of her gambling addict mother, played by Annette Bening. Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerlad and Darren Criss also star.

Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler are the producers for Maven Pictures who set up the project alongside Alix Madigan and Mark Amin from Annonymous Content in the wake of Wiig’s breakout success at the box office in last Summer’s blockbuster ‘Bridesmaids’. The screenplay by Michelle Morgan was directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman.

The deal was negotiated for Lionsgate by Jason Constantine, Wendy Jaffe and Eda Kowan.