Vision Films has acquired romantic comedy “Off the Menu” for 2018 domestic release, Variety has learned exclusively.
“Off the Menu” stars Dania Ramirez, Santino Fontana, Makenzie Moss, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jen Lilley, and Kristen Dalton. Ramirez plays a chef in a New Mexico town who falls for an arrogant but lovable heir to a fast-food chain, portrayed by Fontana.
“Off the Menu” was filmed in Taos, N.M., with a crew that was over 50% female and Hispanic, qualifying the production for the SAG diversity agreement. Jay Silverman directed from a Jennifer Goldson screenplay. Producers are Bethany Cerrona and William Newman for Jay Silverman Productions.
Silverman’s previous film “Girl on the Edge” is currently airing on Showtime. “When we began developing ‘Off the Menu,’ I was inspired by Michael Pollan’s novel ‘The Omnivore’s Dilemma’ to show that food plays a huge role in our lives,” he said.
Vision Films will exhibit the film for worldwide sales at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and MIPCOM in Cannes