Magnolia Pictures has acquired the North American rights to the film Support The Girls ahead of its premiere at SXSW.
From producers Sam Slater and Houston King and writer/director Andrew Bujalski, it stars Regina Hall, Haley Lu Richardson, James Le Gros, AJ Michalka, Dylan Gelula, Shayna McHayle, Lea DeLaria, Jana Kramer and Brooklyn Decker.
The story: Lisa Conroy (Regina Hall) may not love managing the restaurant Double Whammies, but she loves her employees more than anything, not only Danyelle (McHayle), and Maci (Richardson) her closest friends, but also her extended family that includes co-workers Krista (Michalka), Jennelle (Gelula), and regular Bobo (DeLaria). Unfortunately, the cheap, curmudgeonly owner Ben Cubby (Le Gros) doesn’t care nearly as much, and confronts Lisa when he learns that she’s using the restaurant to raise money for Shaina (Kramer), an employee in legal trouble related to an abusive boyfriend. To get even, the girls decide to sabotage the restaurant on the night of a major mixed martial arts fight.
The film premieres Friday at SXSW.
Source: Shadow & Act