North American rights have been acquired by Lionsgate Entertainment and Roadside Attractions “The Good House”Amblin Partners, in partnership with Participant. The film will premiere in the United States at the Tribeca Film Festival June 18th, with Roadside Attractions setting an exclusive release date of September 30 exclusively in theaters.
The film, starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline, is an adaptation of Ann Leary’s best selling novel. The story follows Hildy Good (Weaver), a New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches. Good is passionate about her wine and her secrets. But her compartmentalized life starts to unravel when she rekindles a relationship with Frank Getchell (Kline), her high school flame. Becoming dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior, the film follows the couple as long-buried emotions and family secrets are ignited, propelling Good towards a reckoning with the one person she’s been avoiding for decades: herself.
“We’re confident that this wryly funny and riveting movie will connect with audiences across the country, and we’re thrilled to bring the film to theaters for audiences to experience this fall,” Roadside co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen said.
The film is directed by WGA Award winner Maya Forbes and Emmy winner Wally Wolodarsky, who co-wrote the screenplay adaptation alongside Thomas Bezucha. The cast is rounded out by Morena Baccarin, Rob Delaney, David Rasche, Rebecca Henderson, Molly Brown and Beverly D’Angelo.
“Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline make a magical combination for screen audiences,”Eda Kowan, Lionsgate executive, said. “It’s exciting to be working once again with our friends at Amblin and Roadside Attractions, as well as producers Jane Rosenthal, Berry Welsh, and Aaron Ryder, who have delivered an exceptional, funny, and moving film.”
Forbes and Wolodarsky were also added. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. We consistently love the movies they release. They are terrific partners for this film.”
Jane Rosenthal produced the project.“The Irishman”), Berry Welsh (“The Irishman”) and Aaron Ryder (“Arrival”FilmNation Entertainment. Executive producers are Erika Hampson, Steve Samuels, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Holly Bario, and Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Robert Kessel.
Kowan, Grace Duplissea, and Kaycee Holcomb negotiated on behalf of Lionsgate, and Amblin Partners’ Chris Floyd, ICM Partners, and UTA Independent negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. Amblin Partners still holds international distribution rights to this film.