BURBANK, Calif., May 13 (UPI) -- Anchor Bay Entertainment said Tuesday it has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Matthew McConaughey's new big-screen comedy "Surfer, Dude."
Anchor Bay said it plans to release the film in theaters late this summer, then on DVD and other home entertainment formats after that.
"'Surfer, Dude' is about a surfer who lives to surf. When the waves disappear for an entire summer -- he goes mad," producer Mark Gustawes said in a statement. "Matthew plays a character who's a throwback to the '70s: Peace, love, and a righteous wave is what 'Surfer, Dude' is all about. Anchor Bay dug it -- and we decided to surf it, together."
"The acquisition of 'Surfer, Dude' underscores where this company is headed," Anchor Bay Entertainment President Bill Clark added. "We will continue to acquire strong titles for theatrical and DVD release while maximizing the abilities of the various divisions at Starz, including our global sales team and the premium entertainment channels. We're excited about working with talent of Matthew McConaughey's caliber, as well as the creative production team assembled for this fun project."