Apple TV+ has reportedly picked up Cooper Raiff’s Cha Cha Real Smooth after winning a “competitive bidding situation” that involved some of Hollywood’s biggest hitters.
The movie was plucked out of this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival.
“Cha Cha Real Smooth” stars Raiff as a recent graduate working as a bar mitzvah hype man. While on the job, he strikes up a unique friendship with a young mother (Dakota Johnson) and her teenage daughter (Vanessa Burghardt). Leslie Mann, Evan Assante, Raúl Castillo and Odeya Rush fill out the ensemble.
It’s thought that Apple paid around $15 million to get hold of Cha Cha Real Smooth in a deal that is said to be the biggest deal yet for this year’s virtual sundance market. It also comes a year after Apple broke the spending record by paying $25 million to pick up CODA, a movie that has since gone on to prove very popular indeed. Apple TV+ will no doubt be hoping for a repeat performance out of Cha Cha Real Smooth.
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