Five months after premiering in the Discovery sidebar of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Maris Curran’s “Five Nights in Maine” has finally been picked up for worldwide distribution via FilmRise. Variety first reported the deal.
The drama stars David Oyelowo as a young man who grieves the loss of his wife by traveling to Maine to get in touch with his estranged mother-in-law (played by Dianne Wiest), who happens to be suffering from cancer. The movie marks the debut feature from Maris Curran and co-stars Rosie Perez.
“The film explores universal themes of lost love, connection and empathy,” said Curran in an official statement. “Having shared the film to enthusiastic festival audiences, I am elated that FilmRise will be releasing the film theatrically for a wider audience to discover ‘Five Nights in Maine.'”
The deal was negotiated by Fisher and FilmRise’s Max Einhorn with CAA. The company is planning a summer theatrical release in New York, Los Angeles and other cities, along with options for a day-and-date VOD release.