Zach Braff’s crowdfunded ‘Wish I Was Here’ reportedly bought for $2.75 million

According to Variety, the distribution rights to Wish I Was Here — the second film written and directed by actor Zach Braff after 2004’s Garden State — have been purchased by Focus Features in a deal worth $ 2.75 million. Deadline reports the comedy drama will reach 500 screens on its theatrical release in the US.

The movie, co-written by Braff’s brother Adam, was partially funded by Kickstarter. Braff took to the crowdfunding site in April last year with a goal of raising $ 2 million. That money, he said, would help him retain creative control of the picture, but his project received criticism from people who felt celebrities with Braff’s wealth and connections should stick with traditional funding models rather than use the…

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