Time for another dramatic romance thanks to Tribeca Film and Miramax! They have just officially announced today that they will be teaming up on the U.S. release of Last Night, which they are calling “an intricately layered relationship drama.” Sounds like every relationship story out there, the question is, is it any good? It’s got a cast that can go either way; Keira Knightley, she either puts in an Oscar nominated performances or something middle of the road (if the script isn’t there); Sam Worthington, we’re used to seeing him in action roles so it’ll be interesting to see how he is when he has to just stand and deliver a line; and then there is the always sexy, and often talented Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet, the French actor that no one really knows — but soon will. Sounds like this film can go either way for me! At least now with Tribeca Film and Miramax’s help we’ll all have the chance to judge!
Tribeca Film has acquired theatrical, VOD and select digital rights to the film and plans to release the film in Spring 2011 theatrically in multiple U.S. markets, including New York and Los Angeles, and also via national VOD outlets and on additional platforms. Miramax has retained distribution rights for home video and television sales and long-term digital rights. For a film like this, it’s nice to see them embrazing the VOD and in home markets as well as cinema releases. This seems like a goody to watch on your own sofa with a drink in hand.
Want to know more about the film?
Last Night centers on a married couple apart for an evening when the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. While he’s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love. Starring the Academy Award®-nominated Knightley (Pride & Prejudice), Worthington (Avatar), Mendes (The Other Guys), Canet (Tell No One) and Griffin Dunne (After Hours), the film is written by Massy Tadjedin, who makes her directorial debut with Last Night. Tadjedin is a screenwriter whose credits include The Jacket, which starred Knightley and Adrien Brody. Clint Mansell (Black Swan) is the film’s composer, and cinematography is by Peter Deming (Mulholland Dr.).
Here’s all the nice things the pros had to say about one another and the deal…
“Tribeca Film and Last Night are perfectly matched, and we are excited about the opportunity to bring this film to audiences across the country,” said Jon Patricof, Chief Operating Officer, Tribeca Enterprises. “In collaboration with Miramax we will offer a range of avenues through which this film can be discovered. Along with our partners at American Express, we look forward to maximizing the potential for this film.”
Mike Lang, CEO of Miramax, said, “We are very pleased to partner with Tribeca to bring Last Night to U.S. audiences. We see our deal with Tribeca Film as a strong example of the kind of strategic alliances we are looking to develop. We look forward to expanding the film’s reach to audiences globally as well as maximizing all of Miramax’s retained rights, especially on the digital front.”
“We are extremely fortunate to have the highly motivated new Miramax and Tribeca Film releasing this beautiful and nuanced film by Massy Tadjedin. The film is an entertaining exploration of boundaries and honesty in a contemporary marriage,” said producer Nick Wechsler.
“Last Night is an absorbing and provocative story about relationships, past and present, temptation and fidelity,” said Geoffrey Gilmore, Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca Enterprises. “Beautifully realized by director Massy Tadjedin, the film is a fresh and compelling take on the age old issues of love and commitment. It is carried by the exemplary performances of the entire cast, making it a resonant and vastly entertaining experience.”
Following its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Last Night drew solid from numerous critics.
Is that enough to get you interested?