Just before its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 6, the coming-of-age indie “Who’s Driving Doug” has been acquired by FilmBuff. The company will release the film at the end of the month.
RJ Mitte, best known as Walter “Flynn” White, Jr. on “Breaking Bad,” plays the title role, an intelligent but sheltered college student with muscular dystrophy. He hires an underachieving classmate Scott (played by internet star Ray William Johnson), who takes him away from his overbearing mother (Daphne Zugina) and on a road trip to Las Vegas. Doug is swiftly introduced to a new world of drugs, gambling, and romance.
“‘Who’s Driving Doug’ is an important coming-of-age story from a different perspective, and I am incredibly proud of the film,” said director David Michael Conley in a official statement. “I hope that FilmBuff’s releasing of the film on multiple platforms will act as a catalyst for a larger conversation on muscular dystrophy.”
FilmBuff will release “Who’s Driving Doug” on February 26.