Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange has acquired worldwide sales rights for the comedy Dotty And Soul on the eve of the virtual EFM and will jointly represent US rights with Endeavor Content.

Adam Saunders of Footprint features is currently directing the feature in Oklahoma City and New York (with pick-ups in Dallas and Los Angeles) from his screenplay about an entrepreneur who must step down after becoming embroiled in a social media scandal. Looking for a person of colour to take over he enlists the only possible candidate he knows – a 71-year-old snack cart vendor from his mother’s retirement home.

Leslie Uggams from DeadpoolRoots and Empire stars in Dotty And Soul alongside Saunders (Shimmer LakeFamily Weekend), David Koechner (Anchorman franchise, The Office), Margot Bingham (Boardwalk EmpireShe’s Gotta Have itBarbershop: Next Cut), Gary Owen (The Gary Owen ShowRide Along), Alexis Ren (DeportedThe Enforcer), and M. Emmet Walsh (Knives OutBlood Simple).

Saunders is producing Dotty & Soul alongside Avril Speaks (Jinn), and Eddie Rubin (EP: The Farewell).

The Exchange’s EFM line-up includes Frank Grillo’s Lights Out, John Cena and Brian Cox in The Independent, Kaley Cuoco and Pete Davidson’s Meet Cute, and TIFF 2021 selection Violet from Justine Bateman.

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