Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the U.S. rights to Richard Wong’s road trip comedy “Come As You Are,” starring Ravi Patel.
The film centers around three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto and Patel) who flee their overbearing parents on a road trip to a brothel in Montreal catering to people with special needs. Sam, a traveling nurse, drives the three guys across the border as they go on this trip to lose their virginity and embrace their independence.
The film which made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival will be released early next year.
Patel was also roped in for “Wonder Woman 1984,” the sequel to Patty Jenkins’s 2017 hit “Wonder Woman” and for the Mira Sorvino-starrer “Butter.”
Patel is best known for creating the comedy/documentary “Meet the Patels,” which chronicled the time when his family was pressuring him to get married and start a family. He co-directed the project with his sister Geeta Patel and both starred in the documentary.
The siblings are now adapting that story into a feature-length film which they will co-direct. Patel has started in the TBS sitcom “Wrecked” and Netflix’s “Master of None.”
He is also one of three founders of This Bar Saves Life, which raises money to fight starvation by offering tasty, gluten-free, kosher and non-GMO snack bars for sale at several top retailers.