By Jay A. Fernandez | Indiewire September 7, 2012 at 5:40PM
Virgil Films has acquired U.S. rights to Richard Ledes’ “Fred Won’t Move Out” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film opens in New York September 21 at BAM Rose Cinemas with a multi-city theatrical rollout and DVD and digital releases to follow.
Elliott Gould, Fred Melamed, Stephanie Roth Haberle and Judith Roberts star in the semi-autobiographical story of two grown children dealing with whether their aging parents are still OK living in the family home they’ve inhabited for fifty years. Ledes shot the film in his childhood home in Westchester County.
“We are very excited about this moving drama and its great cast,” said Virgil Films president Joseph Amodei, who negotiated the deal with the film’s executive producer, Joe Infantolino. “And we’re also thrilled that the film will be welcomed in so many major markets for its premiere theatrical run.”
Virgil also distributed Ledes’ 2008 film “The Caller" and has recently released “Ayn Rand and the Prophecy of Atlas Shrugged,” “The Last Lions” and “Forks Over Knives.”
Check out the exclusive trailer, below: