Pamela Adlon Makes Directorial Debut With Hasan Minhaj-Led Comedy “Babes”

“Babes” follows the aggressively single Eden, who becomes pregnant from a one-night stand and leans on her married best friend (and mother of two) to guide her through the gestation and beyond.

From left to right: Hasan Minhaj, Pamela Adlon, Ilana Glazer
Ilana Glazer of "Broad City" fame joins Minhaj in Adlon's first feature film.

Neon has acquired the rights to "Babes," a comedy directed by Pamela Adlon and starring Ilana Glazer and Hasan Minhaj. Glazer, known for her role on "Broad City" (2014 – 2019), co-wrote the screenplay with “Ramy” (2019 - ) producer Josh Rabinowitz. The film was previously privately screened outside of the official festival roster at Toronto.

“Babes” follows the aggressively single Eden, who becomes pregnant from a one-night stand and leans on her married best friend (and mother of two), Dawn, to guide her through the gestation and beyond.

Michelle Buteau plays Eden’s friend, Dawn. John Carroll Lynch will also star.

"Babes" was financed by FilmNation Entertainment, Range Media Partners and CAA Media Finance. International sales are being done by FilmNation.

The film was financed by Range Media Partners and FilmNation, and was produced by Susie Fox, Glazer, Rabinowitz, Ashley Fox and Breean Pojunas.

Adlon is better known as the co-creator and star of the Emmy-nominated series “Better Things” (2016 – 2022). She’s also known for acting, writing and producing the comedy series “Louie” (2010 – 2015), which earned her two Emmy nominations. She holds an Emmy for her performance as Bobby Hill in the animated sitcom “King of the Hill” (1997 – 2010). “Babes” will be her feature directorial debut.

Neon, the New York-based independent film distributor behind Oscar winner “I, Tonya” (2017) and notable for guiding “Parasite” (2019) to become first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture Oscar, has several upcoming awards contenders. Those include Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or-winning drama “Anatomy of a Fall” (2023), Ava DuVernay’s “Origin” (2023) and Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” (2023). This year, Neon has already released the sci-fi horror "Infinity Pool," the environmental action-thriller "How to Blow Up a Pipeline" and the Indian American demonic horror  "It Lives Inside."

The release date for “Babes” is yet to be announced.

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