By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire November 6, 2012 at 1:44PM
Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to “Long Time Gone,” the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated “Precious” producer Sarah Siegel-Magness. The specialty distributor plans a day-and-date release in theatres and on VOD and digital platforms in the spring.
Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew, Zach Gilford, Anthony LaPaglia, Eva Longoria and Sam Trammell star in the story of a Connecticut wife and mother who suffers a nervous breakdown after her philandering husband leaves her and the efforts of her sons to try and provide comfort. Karen McCullah Lutz (“Legally Blonde”) adapted the screenplay from the April Stevens novel “Angel Angel.” Bobbi Sue Luther, Gary Magness of Smokewood Entertainment and Lutz produced.
“We are thrilled to be working with Sarah on her directorial debut after her past success as a producer,” said Phase 4 president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz. “We cannot wait until audiences see the great performances by Virginia Madsen and the rest of the wonderful cast involved.”
Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe negotiated the deal with Paradigm’s Nick LoPiccolo and Ben Weiss on behalf of the filmmakers.
Phase 4 Films has recently released “Hick,” “Another Happy Day” and “That’s What She Said.” Forthcoming releases “Electrick Children,” “Eden” and “generation Um...”