Palm Springs: Andy Samberg’s Sundance Film Sells for All Time Record

Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs has broken the record for the biggest sale in the history of the Sundance film fest— by $0.69.

A joint announcement on Monday from Hulu and indie distributor Neon confirmed the existential comedy was purchased for $17,500,000.69, in a sale brokered by UTA Independent Film Group.

That figure exceeds the previous record set by “The Birth of a Nation” in 2016, which went to the former Fox Searchlight Pictures for $17.5 million.

Neon will take the film out to U.S. theaters, though a timeline was not immediately clear. Hulu will then add it to what the Disney-owned streamer described as a stacked Samberg library, including “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “SNL” and the spoof “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.”

“Palm Springs” premiered on Sunday at Park City’s Library Theater, attended by its was director Max Barbakow and his cast, which included leads Samberg and Cristin Milioti.