Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired the North American rights to “The Good House” from Amblin Partners, in association with Participant. The film will have its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 16, with Roadside Attractions setting a broad release date of September 30 exclusively in theaters.
The film, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, is an adaptation of Ann Leary’s bestselling novel. The story follows Hildy Good (Weaver), a New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches. Good loves her wine and her secrets, but her compartmentalized life begins to unravel as she rekindles a romance with her old high school flame, Frank Getchell (Kline). Becoming dangerously embroiled in one person’s reckless behavior, the film follows the couple as long-buried emotions and family secrets ignite, propelling Good toward a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades. : herself.
“We’re confident this ironically funny and gripping film will resonate with audiences across the country, and we’re thrilled to bring the film to theaters for audiences to experience this fall,” said Roadside co-chairs, Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen. said.
The film is directed by WGA Award-winning Maya Forbes and Emmy-winning Wally Wolodarsky, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation alongside Thomas Bezucha. The cast is completed by Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, David Rasche, Rebecca Henderson, Molly Brown and Beverly D’Angelo.
“Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline are a magical combination for on-screen audiences,” said Eda Kowan, director of Lionsgate. “It’s exciting to be working again with our friends at Amblin and Roadside Attractions, along with producers Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh and Aaron Ryder, who have delivered an outstanding, funny and moving film.”
Forbes and Wolodarsky added, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. We always love the movies they release. They are great partners for this film.
The project is produced by Jane Rosenthal (“The Irishman”), Berry Welsh (“The Irishman”) and Aaron Ryder (“Arrival”) of FilmNation Entertainment. Executive producers are Erika Hampson, Steve Samuels, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Holly Bario and Jeff Skoll and Robert Kessel of Participant.
Kowan, Grace Duplissea and Kaycee Holcomb negotiated on behalf of Lionsgate, and Chris Floyd of Amblin Partners, ICM Partners and UTA Independent negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. Amblin Partners retains the international distribution rights to the film.
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