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Helen Hunt’s Sophomore Directing Effort Finds Distribution

Helen Hunt's Sophomore Directing Effort Finds Distribution

Helen Hunt continues to make starring roles for herself.

As with her feature directorial debut (Then She Found Me), Hunt helmed and stars in her sophomore effort, Ride. The surf comedy has just been picked up for distribution by Screen Media; Ride will be released in Spring 2015. 

Screen Media provides a summary of the film: “When an editor from The New Yorker magazine (Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to L.A. after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery.” Luke Wilson co-stars as Hunt’s love interest.

“I made this movie for mothers, sons, fathers, daughters, surfers and people who fall apart and come back together,” said Hunt.  

“Professionally, the opportunity to work with Helen and her producing team was something we absolutely wanted to make happen,” commented Screen Media President Suzanne Blech. “Personally, I intimately identified with the mother’s journey in Ride, and hope audiences will associate with Helen’s vision as much as I did.”

Hunt also directed several episodes of the sitcom Mad About You, as well as the one episode each of Revenge and Californication.

[via Indiewire]

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