Other People: Sundance Fest Gay Dramedy Starring Molly Shannon

Netflix has acquired worldwide streaming rights to the Molly Shannon-Jesse Plemons Sundance Fest dramedy, Other People.

Vertical Entertainment has picked up North American theatrical rights for the movie, which will be released in the fall for a campaign targeted at next year’s Oscars.

Other People opened this year’s Sundance Film Fest to good reviews and strong word of mouth.

First-time director Chris Kelly, a writer from “Saturday Night Live,” drew on his own experience with his cancer-stricken mother to craft the story of a gay comedy writer (Plemons) who comes home to Sacramento to be with his mom (Shannon) following a health crisis.

The buzz in Park City was that Shannon could be a contender for awards in the best-supporting actress category for a performance that allows the comedic actress to show a more dramatic side.

The cast also includes Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow and J.J. Totah, as a flamboyant teenager obsessed with carrara marble.