Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired U.S. rights to Dan Ireland’s “Jolene,” based on (no, not the Dolly Parton song) E.L. Doctorow’s short story “Jolene: A Life.” The feature stars Jessica Chastain (Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life”) as Jolene, a free spirit who lives a decade of her life as a wanderer who takes up relationships across the U.S. The film boasts a hearty list of co-stars, including Dermot Mulroney, Michael Vartan, Chazz Palminteri, Rupert Friend, and Denise Richards. eOne plans to release the film theatrically in New York this October, with a small screen roll out to follow. The deal was negotiated by Sejin Park of eOne and Leslie Abell and Robert Myman of Next Turn Productions.
eOne to Take “Jolene” Across U.S.
eOne to Take "Jolene" Across U.S.
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