Josh Boone‘s Writers had a very quiet TIFF premiere sometime in the past week — so quiet I, a festival follower, wasn’t even aware it had been scheduled — and, its wholly under-the-radar vibe notwithstanding, just found a home with Millennium Entertainment. Variety report on the acquisition, though something past this basic news — such as the all-important release timetable — does not come with the announcement, which should leave a whole handful of people almost disappointed.
Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, and Lily Collins headline Writers, a film that revolves around the familial struggles induced when a daughter, played by the lattermost, publishes a book at the age of 19. Her father, while proud of this great achievement, is “unable to disguise his his resentment that she never asked him for help,” nor able to stop himself from spying on his ex-wife. Kristen Bell, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, Rusty Joiner, and Patrick Schwarzenegger also appear in the film; sadly, it sounds like a planned Stephen King cameo has been cut out.
The most substantial reaction would be a fairly unsubstantial one at that, with THR saying it doesn’t “have a whole lot to say about life behind the keyboard,” but has enough for general audiences to connect with. If Millennium can go wide on this one, a buck or two might be there for the taking.
Judging by all this, would you say Writers is a film you’d consider plunking down for?
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