Focus Acquires Jason Reitman's Tully

Written by Diablo Cody, the film stars Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Mark Duplass

Focus Features has acquired North American rights to Tully, directed by Academy Award-nominee Jason Reitman, and has slated a U.S. release date of April 20th, 2018.


Tully tells the story of Marlo [Theron], a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny by her brother [Duplass]. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully [Davis].

We're thrilled to be teaming up with Jason for the first time after being long admirers of his witty, inspired filmmaking

—Peter Kujawski, Chairman, Focus Features



  • Charlize Theron stars as Marlo in the Diablo Cody-penned Tully [photo: Wiki Commons]

  • Mackenzie Davis [The Martian] plays the film's title character Tully [photo: Victoria Will]

  • Mark Duplass [The League] plays Charlize Theron's brother in Jason Reitman's Tully [photo: Getty Images]

  • Cult favorite Ron Livingston [Office Space] plays alongside Theron, Davis and Duplass [photo: Danny Moloshok/AP]

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Tully marks the third collaboration between Academy Award winning screenwriter Diablo Cody and director Jason Reitman [Juno, Young Adult]. 

A Bron Studios/Right of Way/Denver and Delilah and West Egg Production, Tully was produced by Bron Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert [The Birth of a Nation]; Reitman and Helen Estabrook [Whiplash] through their Right of Way Productions; Cody and Mason Novick [Juno]; and Theron, A.J. Dix [Atomic Blonde] and Beth Kono [Young Adult] through Denver & Delilah Productions. 

Tully was produced in association with Creative Wealth Media Finance, whose Jason Cloth serves as executive producer.