The Sundance ’17 smash The Big Sick will open this summer via Amazon & Lionsgate, initially on 6.23 followed by a 7.14 wide break. The lowkey romcom was directed by Michael Showalter, costars Silicon Valley‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, and is based on a script by Nanjiani and real-life partner Emily V. Gordon. HE blurb: “Yesterday’s big knockout (and a likely indie-sized hit) was The Big Sick, a diverting, highly original romantic saga — you never really know where it’s going, and that’s just how I like it. Dry, droll, low-key humor for smarties & hipsters. And it really does come together emotionally during the last 25% or 30%. I loved the ISIS and 9/11 terrorist jokes. The only big problem is remembering how to spell and pronounce Kumail Nanjiani — his lead performance is why I suspect Sick will register as an indie-sized rather than a mainstream hit. Best role/performance ever by Zoe Kazan. Hooray for Ray Romano and Holly Hunter as Kazan’s parents.”