EXCLUSIVE: A24 and Chernin Entertainment’s Dicks: The Musical, in the wake of having a rowdy world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness, is tweaking its release date, now going limited on Oct. 6 instead of Sept. 29.
The movie, directed by Borat filmmaker Larry Charles and starring and written by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, will go wide on October 20. Chernin Entertainment produced and co-finance alongside A24.
The bawdy movie follows two fiercely competitive salesmen (Sharp and Jackson) who discover that they’re twins, after separately being raised by their mother (Megan Mullally) and gay father (Nathan Lane). The duo try to get their parents back together. SNL‘s Bowen Yang stars as God, and Megan Thee Stallion stars as the guys’ ruthless boss.
The pic received a SAG-AFTRA Interim Agreement 36 hours before its world premiere at TIFF clearing the way for Jackson, Sharp and Yang to appear on stage and do interviews during the fest.
Dicks: The Musical is 88% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Deadline film critic Valerie Complex praised the musical comedy, which first hatched by Jackson and Sharp at Upright Citizens Brigade in NYC, “It’s meant to piss off a certain demographic of people, and it will succeed at doing so, but there’s no denying that Dicks: The Musical is a hilarious romp.”
The songs for the film were created by composers Marius de Vries (MOULIN ROUGE!, LA LA LAND) and Karl Saint Lucy, and co-written with Jackson and Sharp. The first single, “All Love Is Love” dropped last week.
Similar to A24’s Everything, Everywhere All at Once‘s world premiere at SXSW which played through the roof, so did Dicks: The Musical with gospel singers who popped up in the theater during the film’s final number, complete with flying inflated projectile penile objects.