Likely Story is a New York-based production company founded by Anthony Bregman in October 2006. Their latest movie, “Our Idiot Brother” starring Paul Rudd, hit theaters nationwide on August 26. The company recently wrapped production on “Lay the Favorite” starring Bruce Willis, Rebecca Hall, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, directed by Stephen Frears and written by D.V. DeVincentis.
At the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, the company premiered Nicole Holofcener’s “Please Give,” which was subsequently distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, and Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman’s “The Extra Man,” released by Magnolia Pictures. The company recently signed a first look deal with graphic novel and comic book publisher Top Shelf Productions. Additional Likely Story productions include the Lawrence Kasdan-directed “Darling Companion” (Sony Pictures Classics), Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut “Synecdoche, New York” (Sony Pictures Classics), Alex Rivera’s “Sleep Dealer” (Maya Releasing), and David and Alex Pastor’s “Carriers” (Paramount Vantage).