Gravitas Ventures has acquired ‘Boy Genius’ starring Rita Wilson, Miles Brown, Tracie Thoms and more

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to the family film “Boy Genius,” starring Rita Wilson, Zach Gilford, Tracie Toms, and Miles Brown, Variety has learned exclusively.

Directed by Bridget Stokes from a script by Vicky Wight, “Boy Genius” centers on a 12 year-old child prodigy (Brown) who teams up with a quirky retiree to solve a crime and save his family from splitting up. The film received the Jury Award for Best Family Film from the Bentonville Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Family Film at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The film also stars Jackson Pace, Skylan Brooks, Ravi Patel, Arden Myrin, Nora Dunn and Miles Brown. Tony Piantedosi from Gravitas Ventures negotiated the deal with Six Foot Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.

“Boy Genius” is due to hit theaters Sept. 6 and will be available on demand the same day.