Coming up on a year after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, we have yet to hear a peep about the distribution of the directorial debut of Precious writer Geoffrey Fletcher, Violet & Daisy. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel as assassins sent to kill James Gandolfini, the Quentin Tarantino-esque drama received a mixed response, but one would think with the star power in both cast and crew that we’d get some sort of news by now.
Well, we’ve got an update today, albeit not confirmed distribution news. Shadow and Act have uncovered a poster from earlier this summer that points to a release this fall. What’s more curious is that Fletcher told them earlier this year that they ”should have an announcement about that within a couple of weeks, and it should be out in the fall. Until everything’s signed sealed and delivered I can’t say much more than that. But I’ll be able to say more soon.” Considering that was months ago, perhaps it fell apart, but hopefully we’ll get word soon. In the meantime, check out a new still featuring Bledel rounding up some dead bodies in a tub, along with the poster.
Violet & Daisy, the whimsical story of a teenager’s surreal and violent journey through New York City, follows Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hanna, Atonement, The Lovely Bones) as Daisy. With her volatile partner-in-crime Violet, played by Alexis Bledel (Sin City, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Gilmore Girls), the two young assassins face a series of opponents, including one unusually mysterious man (James Gandolfini), in a life-altering encounter. The film, written and directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), also stars Oscar nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo.
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