Director-star Zach Braff gave his Kickstarter donors the breaking news on the release date of his Sundance film “Wish I Was Here.” Peter Schlessel’s new management team at Focus Features scooped up the relationship comedy starring Braff, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin after its January 18 Sundance premiere. They will open the comedy this summer on July 18, 2014, exclusive in NY and LA. “Wish I Was Here” will then expand on July 25th and again on August 1st. Backers who pledged for advance screenings rewards will be invited to attend early previews in their local markets.
Braff controversially Kickstarted his follow-up to “Garden State,” crowd-funding more than $3 million for “Wish I Was Here.” Here’s our Sundance review roundup.