US deal for Richard Gray’s film

07 October, 2014 by Don Groves

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.