Apple acquires Dakota Johnson's Cha Cha Real Smooth
The film premiered at the festival on January 23 in the US Dramatic Competition category
Apple has acquired director Cooper Raiff's Cha Cha Real Smooth, starring Dakota Johnson in the lead role, worldwide distribution. According to Variety, the acquisition is the biggest deal in the ongoing 2022 Virtual Sundance Film Festival, costing around the streamer around $15 million.
The film premiered at the festival on January 23 in the US Dramatic Competition category.
Raiff also plays the role of a college graduate from New Jersey who gets into a relationship with a young mom and her autistic teenage daughter. The film also features Leslie Mann, Brad Garrett, Vanessa Burghardt, Raul Castillo, and Evan Assante in supporting roles.
Raiff has also penned the script and produced the film in association with Johnson , Ro Donnelly, Erik Feig and Jessica Switch. Jeff Valeri, Shayne Fiske Goldner and Julia Hammer have served as executive producers.
Johnson, on the other hand, has Persuasion and Daddio in her pipeline.