US deal for Richard Gray’s film
Well Go USA will launch Richard Gray's The Lookalike in US cinemas and on digital HD on Friday November 7.
The dark comedy crime-romance stars Justin Long, John Corbett, Gillian Jacobs, Jerry O’Connell, Gina Gershon, Scottie Thompson and Luís Guzman.
Gray (Blinder, Mine Games, Summer Coda) is in post-production on the thriller Sugar Mountain, which stars Jason Momoa and Cary Elwes.
He's working with producer Mario Kassar on a new adaption of the Ryû Murakami novel, the story of a widower who, with the help of a TV producer friend, holds auditions supposedly for a leading lady as a cover to find a wife. The novel was adapted into a Japanese film in 1999.
“We’re thrilled to bring The Lookalike to audiences throughout the US starting in November,” said Doris Pfardrescher, CEO/President of Well Go USA. “It’s a phenomenal film with extraordinary talent that seamlessly blends the elements of the thriller, witty dark comedy and romance."
The plot revolves around drug lord William Spinks, who has a curious obsession with Sadie Hill and uses family friends Bobby and Frank to get to her. After Sadie’s death jeopardizes a major deal, Bobby and Frank set out to find a replacement, a lookalike to fool Spinks.
The dubious plan propels an ex-basketball champion, a deaf beauty, an addict, and an aspiring actress into an unlikely romance and a desperate quest to start over.
“It’s been a dream come true, the response to the movie and the brilliant cast that took a chance on us,” said Gray. “We’re excited to get this rollin’.”
There's no Oz deal yet. Virginia Kay is among the producers of The Lookalike and Sugar Mountain.