When we recently took a look at the most buzzed about films appearing at the Sundance Film Festival, one of the top one was Andy Samberg’s Palm Springs. The film follows the story of two wedding guests (Samberg and Cristin Milioti) who find themselves unable to escape the venue or each other after the hook up at the event. The film definitely had an interesting plot, and now Hulu and indie distributor Neon are banking on the possibility that it could be a huge hit by buying the film for $17,500,000.69. If the number seems a little specific to you, well it was done on purpose. It’s the $0.69 that helped break the previous record set in 2016 by The Birth of a Nation.
Neon plans on distributing the film to theatres, but as of the moment they haven’t given any sort of indication as to when. Hulu will add it to their streaming service shortly after that, which will add to their already impressive Samberg library which currently includes Brooklyn Nine-Nine, SNL and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.
In a released statement producers of the film said “We spent over $85 million of our own money on this movie, WE ARE TAKING A BATH on this deal. We hope Neon and Hulu are happy but we definitely have a lot of explaining to do to our families.”
Palm Springs premiered last Sunday and received a lot of attention right off the bat. J.K. Simmons, Meredith Hagner, Camila Mendes and Peter Gallagher co-star.