Friday, April 19, 2024

Justin Long’s “A Case of You” Gets IFC to Release


Exclusive: It does look like IFC is closing a deal to distribute the Justin Long-written and acted indie rom com “A Case of You.” Kat Coiro directed this very amusing and charming film which was debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. Justin wrote the film with his brother and co-star Keir O’Donnell. Long and Evan Rachel Wood star as the main duo who, of course, are thrown together by odd circumstances.

There are very humorous performances by Busy Phillips, Peter Dinklage, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Rockwell. Holly Wiersma, Logan Levy and Cassian Elwes lead a list of producers who heard from several suitors after Tribeca. Long and co. are still hopeful they can get Joni Mitchell to help them with rights to her song. But even without it, they’ve got a gem of a film.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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