After bowing at TIFF, Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have decided to hand the Kristen Wiig-led Imogene a new name. Now titled Girl Most Likely, the comedy helmed by American Splendor duo Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman centers on a young playwright (Wiig) whose life is a mess. After a series of mad events, she fakes her own suicide in order to get back the boyfriend who recently broke up with her. When he doesn’t take her back, she ends up moving in with her crazy, gambling obsessed mother played by Annette Bening. Matt Dillion (There’s Something About Mary) & Darren Criss (Glee) also star in the film scribed by Michelle Morgan. Girl Most Likely will be released nationwide July 19th, 2013 and one can read our negative take on the film here.
In other festival film release news, the drama LUV is set for a January 18th, 2013 bow. Helmed by newcomer Sheldon Candis, LUV follows an 11-year old boy named Woody. Sesame Street star Michael Rainey Jr. portrays the struggling youth who is torn between trying to follow his hero’s path, while avoiding ending up like his recently paroled Uncle Vincent played by Common. Uncle Vincent is doing his best to care for and be a father-figure in Woody’s life, but when Woody joins his Uncle in a business venture that goes awry and has to deal with Vincent’s former boss, he finds his childhood comes to an end. Check out the trailer for the film here.
And finally, The Amityville Horror: The Lost Tapes has found a release date. The film, directed by Daniel Farrands and Casey La Scala, follows a television intern leading an investigation on one of the most renowned haunted houses in history, but when a door from the Amityville past is opened she fights to close it back. The Weinstein Company will distribute the found-footage for Dimension and Miramax and one can look for it to hit theaters far into the future on January 3rd, 2014.
Are you looking forward to any of the above films?
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