The cast of the set includes Billy Magnussen, Judy Greer, Sam Richardson, Henry Winkler, Ann Dowd, Timothy Simons, Elsie Fisher, June Squibb, Casey Wilson and Margo Martindale
COS COB, Connecticut, December 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE), one of the world’s largest ad-supported video-on-demand streaming operators (“AVOD ”), Today announced Screen Media’s acquisition of all worldwide rights to the dysfunctional family comedy ‘Family Places ” from unlimited media.
Formerly titled ‘Shoot the rooster, ‘the film is written and directed by Stephanie Laing (‘Veep ‘) as a love letter to his family, to the South and to the small town of America. A film about a matriarch who wants to unite her family before her death, it is a personal film in Laing based on the death of her mother. ‘Family Places ” stars Ann Dowd (‘Hereditary’), Elsie Fisher (‘Eigth year’), Judy Greer (‘Archer’), Billy Magnussen (‘No time to die ‘), Margo Martindale (‘August: Osage County’), Sam Richardson (‘Veep ‘), Timothée Simons (‘Veep ‘), June Squibb (‘Nebraska’), Casey Wilson (‘Saturday Night Live’), Scott MacArthur (“Halloween kills”), Zoe Chao (‘Love life’), Jessica Miesel (‘The resident’), Maclaren Laing (‘East and down ‘), and Henry Winkler (‘Happy Days’). The film is produced by Alex Saks (‘Red Rocket’), Stéphanie Laing and Peter Odiorne (‘The middle of X’) and executive produced by Patrick Somerville (‘Station 11 ‘) and Jonathon Tropper (‘Wed’). Screen Media plans a national day-and-date release in the first quarter of 2022.
The Worth family has been divided for years, but when the matriarch, Grandmother Mabel, suddenly passes away, the family must reunite. They soon find out that not only has she been keeping secrets from the family, but everyone else as well.
Stephanie Laing is director, co-writer (with Brad Morris of ‘Looking for a friend for the end of the world ‘) and producer of ‘Family Places ” produce via Cake or Death Pictures. Laing just achieved success with the Apple + Original series, ‘Physical’ and upcoming series ”Mammals’. Much of the film was shot remotely during his forties, with each actor using a camera kit to record the shots. Stéphanie even directed the majority of the film by videoconference.
“‘Family Places ” Delighted us with its stellar ensemble cast, heartfelt humor and clever virtual storytelling techniques, ”Screen Media said in a statement. “We were blown away by the performances Stephanie got from the ensemble’s stellar cast, while performing from a distance. The result is the kind of uplifting comedy the whole family can enjoy. “
Katharyn Howe, vice president of global acquisitions and co-productions, negotiated the deal with WME Independent on behalf of the filmmakers.
Recently Acquired Screen Media ‘La Soga Hi ‘ after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Casey Tebo’s’Black friday ‘ with Devon Sawa and Bruce Campbell, after bowling at Fantastic Fest, and ‘Charlie fast ‘ with Pierce Brosnan. Recent releases include Brent Wilson’s documentary ‘Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road ‘, James Nunn’s’A shot’ with Scott Adkins and Ryan Phillippe, the film by Lina RoesslerBestsellers’ with Aubrey Plaza and Michael Caine, and Chase Palmer’s’Bare singularity ‘ with John Boyega and Olivia Cooke. Previous releases include the Barry Pepper thriller ‘Trigger point ‘, the disaster action film by Simon West ‘Fire from the sky ‘, and the hit Nicolas Cage ‘Willy‘the wonderland ‘.
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