IFC FILMS PICKS UP NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO HEART-WARMING COMEDY ‘LAST CALL’
STARRING JEREMY PIVEN, BRUCE DERN, AND TARYN MANNING
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IFC Films announced today that it is acquiring North American rights to LAST CALL, directed, co-written, and produced by Paolo Pilladi. The film stars Jeremy Piven (Entourage) along with film icon Bruce Dern (Nebraska, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Taryn Manning, (Orange is the New Black), Jamie Kennedy (Malibu’s Most Wanted), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Jack McGee (The Fighter), Zach McGowan (Shameless) and Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live). Also producing is DJ Dodd, Taryn Manning, Zach McGowan, Ante Novakovic, Jeremy Piven, and Rob Simmons. IFC Films is planning a 2021 release.
A local success story and real estate developer, Mick (Jeremy Piven), returns home to his offbeat blue collar Irish neighborhood in the shadows of Philadelphia for a funeral and is obligated to stay to ensure his parents’ ailing family business gets back on course. Amidst all of this, he grows closer to his childhood crush (Taryn Manning) who is also back in town, while enduring the constant ridicule from his old hometown crew. As Mick begins to reconnect with the neighborhood he grew up in, he finds himself at a crossroads when forced to either raze or resurrect the family bar.
“IFC is the ideal home for this film,” Pilladi said. “We’re thrilled to share this comedic peek into an eclectic neighborhood undergoing painful gentrification, which was brought alive by our legendary ensemble”.
The deal for the film was negotiated by IFC Films’ Director of Acquisitions Aijah Keith with Executive Producer and Writer, Greg Lingo on behalf of the filmmakers.
January 8, 2021 11:35am ET by AMC