Vertical is shifting the theatrical release of Rebecca Miller’s romantic comedy “She Came to Me” by a week. The film, which stars Peter Dinklage, Anne Hathaway and Marisa Tomei, will open on Oct. 6 instead of Sept. 29, when it was originally slated to premiere. Vertical opted to change its release strategy after Apple decided to move the opening of Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” to later in the month. “She Came to Me” was granted an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA, which means that the cast will be able to do promotional activity around its release despite the fact that actors are on strike against major studios and streamers.
“In light of ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ release date shift, we jumped at the opportunity for the Oct. 6 date for ‘She Came to Me,'” Vertical Partner Peter Jarowey commented. “It is a competitively less crowded weekend which allows us an even better window to present Rebecca’s unique, funny and enchanting film to moviegoers nationwide.”
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Miller, whose credits include “Maggie’s Plan” and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” wrote the film in addition to directing it. The film also stars Joanna Kulig, Brian d’Arcy James, Harlow Jane and Evan A. Ellison.
“She Came to Me” follows composer Steven Lauddem (Dinklage), who has lost the creative spark that brought him international acclaim just weeks before the deadline for his latest commission. At the urging of his patient wife Patricia (Hathaway), he searches for inspiration on the Brooklyn waterfront and finds it in Katrina (Tomei), a thrill-seeking tugboat captain docked in Red Hook, who soon has Steven questioning everything in his life. Meanwhile, Patricia is experiencing a spiritual crisis of her own that she conceals under a mask of tranquil perfection. As Patricia and Steven wrestle separately with their doubts, their 18-year-old son Julian (Ellison) embarks on a romance with 16-year-old Tereza (Jane) which threatens to derail both their futures. Kulig and d’Arcy James star as the girl’s disapproving parents.
The film is produced for AI Films by Damon Cardasis and Rebecca Miller (Round Films), Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon (Killer Films), Len Blavatnik (AI Films), and Hathaway (Somewhere Pictures). The film’s executive producers are Danny Cohen, Amanda Ghost, and Vince Holden; Cindy Tolan and Ged Dickersin are the film’s co-producers. Sam Levy is the cinematographer and Bryce Dessner is the composer. The film features an original new song by Bruce Springsteen, “Addicted to Romance.”
The film’s world premiere took place opening night at this year’s Berlin Film Festival followed by the U.S. opening night premiere at the Hudson Film Festival.
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