Open Road Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights for Gary Marshall’s romantic comedy, “Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. The movie marks the third ensemble holiday film from Marshall after “Valentine’s Day” and “New Year’s Eve,” though it’s the first one that will not be distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures.
Keeping with the form of the previous two installments, “Mother’s Day” will follow different mothers as they prepare for the eponymous holiday. The script was written by Anya Kochoff-Romano and Lily Hollander, Matt Walker and Tom Hines. The film will shoot in Atlanta starting in August.
“We jumped at the chance to be a part of this film,” stated Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films. “Audiences everywhere will surely enjoy seeing moms celebrated by this fantastic cast and talented filmmaking team.”