‘Ingrid Goes West’: Neon Founders Discuss Sundance Bidding War for Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen Instagram Stalker Pic (Video)

Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza wore the same black and gold dress to the L.A. premiere of their two-hander “Ingrid Goes West” Thursday night, poking fun at the life-stalking-via-Instagram plot of their dark comedy that won over the Arclight Hollywood crowd with the same “rapturous reception” that it got at Sundance this past January.

Also Read: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ Sundance Review: Aubrey Plaza Is a Social-Media Stalker to Relish

As TheWrap reported from Sundance at the time, “‘Ingrid Goes West’ follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media ‘influencer’ with a seemingly-perfect life in Venice, California. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the west coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.”

Neon’s Tim League, actors Billy Magnussen and Aubrey Plaza, director Matt Spicer, actor Elizabeth Olsen, and Neon’s Tom Quinn at the Arclght in Hollywood on July 27, 2017. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

Also Read: O’Shea Jackson Jr. on How His Batman Obsession Landed Him Role in ‘Ingrid Goes West’ (Video)

The dark comedy drew consistent laughs from the packed house at the Arclight’s Theatre 10 on Thursday night, with co-stars Pom Klementieff and the standout Billy Magnussen joining the procession of star talent.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is off shooting a “big Hollywood movies,” per director Matt Spicer, and could not make it.

Before the screening, Neon founders  Tim League and Tom Quinn addressed the audience, beer in hand. They revealed how anxious they were to convince Plaza (who also produced the film), Spicer, and the team from CAA to sell them the U.S. distribution rights.

“We’re having this conversation (after the Friday night screening at Sundance), I’m very nervous, we’re trying to do our best and express our love of this film, ” League said. “We’re realizing that these guys are so damn smart. They know how to market this film.”

League turned to his colleague Quinn and said, “We have to work with these guys.” They rolled out their best offer and the rest is history.

Quinn and League also shouted out strategist Darin Pfeiffer, who produced the L.A. premiere that swamped the Arclight plaza.

For a peek inside the theater, watch the full  introductions above, including Plaza and Olsen vamping in their matching attire.

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After the screening guests — including Chris Pratt, Darren Criss, RJ Mitte and singer Inas-X — headed over to Avenue for the party. (Pratt got a taste of being hunted himself, fending off a professional autograph hound following him as he walked down Sunset Boulevard.)

Clothing designer Kelly Cole spun the after party, where Svedka and Kim Crawford wines were poured.

Neon releases “Ingrid Goes West” on Aug. 11 in New York and Los Angeles, before platforming to other markets throughout the rest of the summer.

Writer’s Disclaimer: The co-screenwriter, David Branson Smith, and I worked together on an unscripted TV project over 10 years ago.  That has nothing to do with the reason why I think “Ingrid Goes West” is going to be  a breakout movie of the summer. 

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Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza wore the same black and gold dress to the L.A. premiere of their two-hander “Ingrid Goes West” Thursday night, poking fun at the life-stalking-via-Instagram plot of their dark comedy that won over the Arclight Hollywood crowd with the same “rapturous reception” that it got at Sundance this past January.

As TheWrap reported from Sundance at the time, “‘Ingrid Goes West’ follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media ‘influencer’ with a seemingly-perfect life in Venice, California. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the west coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.”

Neon’s Tim League, actors Billy Magnussen and Aubrey Plaza, director Matt Spicer, actor Elizabeth Olsen, and Neon’s Tom Quinn at the Arclght in Hollywood on July 27, 2017. (Michael Kovac/Getty Images)

The dark comedy drew consistent laughs from the packed house at the Arclight’s Theatre 10 on Thursday night, with co-stars Pom Klementieff and the standout Billy Magnussen joining the procession of star talent.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is off shooting a “big Hollywood movies,” per director Matt Spicer, and could not make it.

Before the screening, Neon founders  Tim League and Tom Quinn addressed the audience, beer in hand. They revealed how anxious they were to convince Plaza (who also produced the film), Spicer, and the team from CAA to sell them the U.S. distribution rights.

“We’re having this conversation (after the Friday night screening at Sundance), I’m very nervous, we’re trying to do our best and express our love of this film, ” League said. “We’re realizing that these guys are so damn smart. They know how to market this film.”

League turned to his colleague Quinn and said, “We have to work with these guys.” They rolled out their best offer and the rest is history.

Quinn and League also shouted out strategist Darin Pfeiffer, who produced the L.A. premiere that swamped the Arclight plaza.

For a peek inside the theater, watch the full  introductions above, including Plaza and Olsen vamping in their matching attire.

After the screening guests — including Chris Pratt, Darren Criss, RJ Mitte and singer Inas-X — headed over to Avenue for the party. (Pratt got a taste of being hunted himself, fending off a professional autograph hound following him as he walked down Sunset Boulevard.)

Clothing designer Kelly Cole spun the after party, where Svedka and Kim Crawford wines were poured.

Neon releases “Ingrid Goes West” on Aug. 11 in New York and Los Angeles, before platforming to other markets throughout the rest of the summer.

Writer’s Disclaimer: The co-screenwriter, David Branson Smith, and I worked together on an unscripted TV project over 10 years ago.  That has nothing to do with the reason why I think “Ingrid Goes West” is going to be  a breakout movie of the summer. 

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Aubrey Plaza Stalks Elizabeth Olsen in Trailer for Sundance Hit ‘Ingrid Goes West’ (Video)

Aubrey Plaza is a crazy stalker in the first official teaser for the dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” which received a strong response at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

In the red-band trailer, we see Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) crash a wedding and pepper spray the bride after it becomes clear she wasn’t invited. The film centers on Ingrid, a mentally disturbed woman so obsessed with a social media star (Elizabeth Olsen) that she relocates west to stalk her.

Also Read: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ Acquired by Neon at Sundance

Matt Spicer’s film also stars Angelica Amor, Megan Griffey, Andrew Horschak, Wyatt Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Pom Klementieff.

TheWrap’s Steve Pond called the film “part black comedy, part psychological melodrama and part examination of the perils of social media,” in his review out of Sundance.

See Video: O’Shea Jackson Jr. on How His Batman Obsession Landed Him Role in ‘Ingrid Goes West’

“Ingrid Goes West” opens in select theaters August 4.

Watch the trailer above.

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Aubrey Plaza is a crazy stalker in the first official teaser for the dark comedy “Ingrid Goes West,” which received a strong response at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

In the red-band trailer, we see Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) crash a wedding and pepper spray the bride after it becomes clear she wasn’t invited. The film centers on Ingrid, a mentally disturbed woman so obsessed with a social media star (Elizabeth Olsen) that she relocates west to stalk her.

Matt Spicer’s film also stars Angelica Amor, Megan Griffey, Andrew Horschak, Wyatt Russell, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Pom Klementieff.

TheWrap’s Steve Pond called the film “part black comedy, part psychological melodrama and part examination of the perils of social media,” in his review out of Sundance.

“Ingrid Goes West” opens in select theaters August 4.

Watch the trailer above.

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‘Ingrid Goes West’ Acquired by Neon at Sundance

After a number of competitive bids Tom Quinn and Tim League’s new distribution banner, Neon, have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sundance breakout, “Ingrid Goes West,” following the world premiere on Friday night.

Directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Parks and Recreation”) and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene”).

Based on a script by Spicer and David Branson Smith, the dark comedy also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, and Pom Klementieff.

Also Read: Power Outage at Sundance Fest Theater, Screenings There Cancelled

“Ingrid Goes West” follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media “influencer” with a seemingly-perfect life. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the west coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

“Ingrid Goes West” marks Spicer’s feature directorial debut. He recently co-wrote Flower, along with Max Winkler who will also direct. The film is a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker, which Spicer will also produce alongside Rough House Pictures and Diablo Entertainment. Along with Winkler, Spicer will write the recently announced Rocketeer sequel for Disney.

Star Thrower Entertainment and 141 Entertainment financed and produced.

Producers include Jared Ian Goldman, Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, 141 Entertainment’s Adam and Robert Mirels, and Aubrey Plaza.

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Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced.

CAA represented the US rights and negotiated the deal.

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After a number of competitive bids Tom Quinn and Tim League’s new distribution banner, Neon, have acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Sundance breakout, “Ingrid Goes West,” following the world premiere on Friday night.

Directed by Matt Spicer and starring Aubrey Plaza (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Parks and Recreation”) and Elizabeth Olsen (“Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Martha Marcy May Marlene”).

Based on a script by Spicer and David Branson Smith, the dark comedy also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen, and Pom Klementieff.

“Ingrid Goes West” follows Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza) a mentally unstable young woman who becomes obsessed with Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a social media “influencer” with a seemingly-perfect life. When Ingrid decides to drop everything, and move to the west coast to befriend Taylor in real life, her behavior turns unsettling and increasingly dangerous.

“Ingrid Goes West” marks Spicer’s feature directorial debut. He recently co-wrote Flower, along with Max Winkler who will also direct. The film is a twisted coming-of-age comedy starring Zoey Deutch, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn and Tim Heidecker, which Spicer will also produce alongside Rough House Pictures and Diablo Entertainment. Along with Winkler, Spicer will write the recently announced Rocketeer sequel for Disney.

Star Thrower Entertainment and 141 Entertainment financed and produced.

Producers include Jared Ian Goldman, Star Thrower Entertainment’s Tim and Trevor White, 141 Entertainment’s Adam and Robert Mirels, and Aubrey Plaza.

Mary Solomon, Rick Rickertsen and Allan Mandelbaum executive produced.

CAA represented the US rights and negotiated the deal.

Related stories from TheWrap:

Lily Collins Anorexia Drama 'To the Bone' Strikes Raw Nerve at Sundance

Power Outage at Sundance Fest Theater, Screenings There Cancelled

Buzzy Sundance Doc 'Step' Follows High School Squad's Rise Above Odds (Video)