Look Out For Tessa Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg & La La Anthony In New Comedy, ‘Furlough’

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There appears to be a new female-driven comedy making the rounds. Newest comedy flick, ‘Furlough’ will now head over to IFC Films to be distributed. The project stars a notable collection of women including Whoopi Goldberg, actress Tessa Thompson (above with Goldberg in Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls), La La Anthony, Edgar Ramirez, and more. This recent purchase of the film’s rights means we could very well be seeing it soon.

IFC Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to the road trip comedy Furlough, starring Tessa Thompson and Melissa Leo, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Directed by Laurie Collyer, the film stars Thompson as a woman who cares for her aging mother while working at a jail. She gets assigned to accompany a rowdy prisoner (Leo) on an emergency furlough to visit her dying mother, but the duo’s trip goes haywire. Whoopi Goldberg plays Thompson’s onscreen mother, and Anna Paquin, Edgar Ramirez and La La Anthony are also among the cast of the completed movie. Barry Strugatz wrote the script. Leo and DeerJen’s Jen Gatien produced the pic, which was financed by Meridian Entertainment and EFC Films.