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Toronto: RADiUS Grabs Musical ‘The Last 5 Years,’ Starring Anna Kendrick, Before World Premiere

Toronto: RADiUS Grabs Musical 'The Last 5 Years,' Starring Anna Kendrick, Before World Premiere

RADiUS-TWC has landed one of the first major acquisitions of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival with "The Last 5 Years," Richard LaGravenese’s big-screen adaptation of the 2002 off-Broadway smash musical. RADiUS has North American rights and will open the film stateside on Valentine’s Day 2015. It is slated to play TIFF on Sunday, September 7.

Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan of TV’s "Smash," "The Last 5 Years" chronicles the rise and fall of a love affair and marriage over, well, five years: Jamie (Jordan) is a novelist, Cathy (Kendrick) a struggling actress, and their story is told through song across different time periods.

The film features the stage production’s original book and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown.

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