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16 items from 2012


Girl Most Likely Kristen Wiig Photo; July 2013 Release Date Announced

20 December 2012 2:51 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Girl Most Likely (formerly titled Imogene) will be released theatrically nationwide on July 19, 2013, by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Lionsgate and Roadside acquired U.S. distribution rights to Girl Most Likely after its successful premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a character-driven comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss.

The film was directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman (Cinema Verite and American Splendor), from a screenplay by Michelle Morgan. The film was produced by Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Alix Madigan and Mark Amin. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions recent distribution partnerships include Arbitrage, Friends with Kids and Margin Call.

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Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage »

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Kristen Wiig's 'Imogene' Becomes 'Girl Mostly Likely'; Set For A July 19, 2013 Release Date

20 December 2012 2:39 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Remember Kristen Wiig's post-"Bridesmaids" pet-project comedy "Imogene" which she executive-produced and starred-in? Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have announced a July 19, 2013 release date for the film, and also a title change. The picture will now be known as "Girl Most Likely." Penned by relative newcomer Michelle Morgan, and directed by "American Splendor" duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, "Girl Most Likely" is a dark character-driven comedy that centers on a playwright (Wiig) who stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother. Co-starring Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss, "Girl Most Likely" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September under its original moniker (you can read our review here). The longform synopsis is as such: Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, »

- Edward Davis

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Imogene, Starring Kristen Wiig, Re-Titled to Girl Most Likely; Will Be Released July 19, 2013

20 December 2012 2:34 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have re-titled the indie comedy Imogene.  The film will now be called "Girl Most Likely".  The title refers to formerly-eponymous character (played by Kristen Wiig) who wrote a hit play when she was a child but is now a total loser.  After faking a suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, Imogene is forced to move back in with her kooky mother (Annette Bening), her mom's kooky boyfriend (Matt Dillon), and her kooky brother (Christopher Fitzgerald).  It's not a good movie, and I'm surprised Lionsgate is giving it a nationwide release. Hit the jump to check out the press release.  Girl Most Likely will open on July 19, 2013. Here's the press release: Girl Most Likely (Formerly Titled Imogene) Will Be Released Nationwide On July 19, 2013 By Lionsgate And Roadside Attractions Character-driven comedy stars Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss New York, NY (December »

- Matt Goldberg

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Kristen Wiig Film ‘Imogene’ Gets New Title And July 19th Release Date

20 December 2012 1:27 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, which made one of the splashiest deals at the last Toronto Film Festival in acquiring U.S. distribution rights to the Kristen Wiig-Annette Bening-starrer Imogene, has set the film for a July 19 nationwide release. They’ve also changed the film’s title to the catchier Girl Most Likely. When it was bought, I remember thinking that Imogene was an awful title, unless the film was a biopic of Imogene Coca, and I wouldn’t go see that movie anyway. The new title is a clever reference to Wiig’s character, a one-time playwright-to-watch who unfortunately has saved her most dramatic moments for her trainwreck of a life. A crisis of confidence stunts her professional momentum and when her boyfriend dumps her, she fakes a suicide attempt. She thinks he’ll be sympathetic and take her back. Instead, she’s consigned to return »

- MIKE FLEMING JR.

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'Imogene' Toronto Review: Darren Criss and Matt Dillon Steal Kristen Wiig's Coming-of-Age Comedy

14 September 2012 10:45 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Apparently you can go home again, even if – to get there – you have to fake a suicide, be discovered by your phony Manhattan socialite friend, hospitalized and eventually released into the care of your demented, superficial and out-of-touch mother.  At least, that’s what happens in Imogene, a black-ish comedy from screenwriter Michelle Morgan (Middle of Nowhere) that’s fashioned to fit Kristen Wiig’s bitingly sarcastic and self-deprecating comedic delivery by codirectors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind American Splendor and The Nanny Diaries.    Wiig’s Imogene is properly defined as defiant and more-than-a-little delusional in the film’s opening scene, where we see the snarky middle schooler...

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- Sean O'Connell

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Lionsgate & Roadside Take 'Imogene' with Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening & Matt Dillon

11 September 2012 9:09 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Kristen Wiig's "Imogene" has gone to Lionsgate and Roadside for joint Us distribution after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. From directors Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("Cinema Verite," "American Splendor"), the film follows Wiig's Imogene, a New York playwright whose promise has faded and whose boyfriend has dumped her. Desperate, she fakes a suicide to get him back, but the plan backfires and she ends up in the hands of her gambling addict of a mother (Annette Bening). A complete symopsis is below. The film was written by Michelle Morgan and produced by Celina Rattray and Trudie Styler. Wiig, Morgan, Steve Golin and Miranda Bailey exec produced. ThePlaylist reviewed the film from Tiff: "If it all sounds like, well, a sitcom, or a Lifetime series, it sort of is,..a script saddled with wayyy too much wacky, and never enough nuance. But there is Kristen Wiig, »

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Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions Pick Up Kristen Wiig Starrer 'Imogene,' RADiUS-twc Take Errol Morris' Latest

11 September 2012 7:45 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

More Toronto International Film Festival acquisitions abound, including the comedy "Imogene" and the documentary "The Unknown Known: The Life and Times of Donald Rumsfeld," right on the heels of Roadside Attractions picking up Sarah Polley's documentary "Stories We Tell."  Roadside, along with Lionsgate, grabbed the U.S. distribution rights for "Imogene," which stars Kristen Wiig as a writer who fakes her own suicide to win back her boyfriend and winds up living with her gambling-addicted mother (Annette Bening). Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor") directed the movie from a script by Michelle Morgan ("Cinema Verite"), but, according to our review, the movie belongs to Wiig and Bening, who both "elevate the material" alongside co-stars Matt Dillon and Darren Criss. No word yet on when "Imogene" will land in theaters, but we wouldn't be surprised if the film »

- Ryan Gowland

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Toronto 2012: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions Partner to Acquire Kristen Wiig Comedy 'Imogene'

11 September 2012 7:11 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Kristen Wiig-Matt Dillon comedy “Imogene” at the Toronto International Film Festival. The project marks the first production of Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler’s new Maven Pictures banner. The deal, which landed in the $2-million range, closed late Monday night after a number of distributors fought to take it home. Read More: Toronto 2012: 25 Films We're Looking Forward To at Tiff Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor") from a screenplay by Michelle Morgan, “Imogene” features Wiig as a stalled New York playwright who fakes a suicide to win back her ex-boyfriend only to then be placed in the care of her estranged gambling-addict mother on the Jersey shore. Annette Bening, Christopher Fitzgerald, and Darren Criss co-star. Alix Madigan and Mark Amin also produced with Rattray and Styler. Wiig, Morgan, Steve »

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Tiff 2012: Lionsgate to distribute Imogene starring Kristen Wiig

11 September 2012 12:04 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss and Natasha Lyonne comedy Imogene from American Splendor and The Extra Man's Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, has been picked up by Lionsgate after it's Toronto International Film Festival premiere, acquiring U.S. distribution rights. In Imogene, Wiig plays a washed-up playwright who fakes her own suicide in order to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend, and ends up being remanded to the custody of a dysfunctional family including a gambling addict (Bening). Michelle Morgan wrote the script for the Pulcini and Springer Berman-helmed project which Lionsgate plans to release along with partner Roadside Attractions. »

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Tiff 2012: Lionsgate to distribute Imogene starring Kristen Wiig

11 September 2012 12:04 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Darren Criss and Natasha Lyonne comedy Imogene from American Splendor and The Extra Man's Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, has been picked up by Lionsgate after it's Toronto International Film Festival premiere, acquiring U.S. distribution rights. In Imogene, Wiig plays a washed-up playwright who fakes her own suicide in order to get the attention of her ex-boyfriend, and ends up being remanded to the custody of a dysfunctional family including a gambling addict (Bening). Michelle Morgan wrote the script for the Pulcini and Springer Berman-helmed project which Lionsgate plans to release along with partner Roadside Attractions. »

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Toronto: Lionsgate And Roadside Team For ‘Imogene’

10 September 2012 7:29 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Lionsgate bought U.S. distribution rights to Imogene, the Kristen Wiig-Annette Bening dysfunctional comedy. They had been rumored as the buyers yesterday, but the sellers of the film put me off saying they were just one of several bids, and that will never happen again. The film played at Toronto to okay reaction last weekend. Lionsgate will put it out with Roadside Attractions, as they did last year with Margin Call. Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman directed the script by Michelle Morgan. »

- MIKE FLEMING

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Toronto 2012: Kristen Wiig's 'Imogene' Sells to Lionsgate, Roadside

10 September 2012 7:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Toronto -- Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired U.S. distribution rights to Imogene, the Kristen Wiig comedy that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Video: Toronto 2012: Inside THR's Video Diary Featuring the Festival's Leading Talent Imogene marks the second significant acquisition of the festival and second deal struck Monday by Roadside, which bought Sarah Polley's documentary Stories We Tell in the afternoon. The comedy, which drew heavy interest because of its star wattage, stars Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon. Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman directed from a script by Michelle Morgan. Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler

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[Tiff Review] Imogene

8 September 2012 1:03 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Imogene begins with a childhood flashback of a young girl, which is then followed by an extended point-of-view shot of the same woman many years later. While these are two distinctly different forms of cinematic storytelling, they each try to establish that this will be a film that explores womanhood and its challenges and inherent humor. The woman at the center of this is, of course, to be portrayed by Kristen Wiig.

What brought Ms. Wiig to fame was without a doubt her seven-season tenure on Saturday Night Live. She became the star of the show because of her range of characters, from the easily excitable Midwestern Target Lady to the devilish middle-school student Gilly. While each of these personas were distinct, they showed that Wiig was somewhat of an “auteur” actress. Her vocal and facial ticks; often inward speaking and subtle-to-the-point-of-exaggeration movements with her mouth were definitely “of a piece. »

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New Photos: Kristen Wiig In 'Imogene,' Elle Fanning In 'Ginger & Rosa,' 'At Any Price' & More

30 August 2012 2:34 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Maybe we should call it Annette Bening day. The actress features in two new photos from two films arriving on the film festival circuit. First up is "Imogene," which is a starring vehicle for Kristen Wiig, developed by the 'SNL' comedienne before she took off in "Bridesmaids." Directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman ("American Splendor"), the picture centers on a washed-up playwright (Wiig) who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend's attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family. The picture also co-stars Bening, as you can see by the photo, Matt Dillon and "Glee" star Darren Criss. Written by Wiig's longtime pal Michelle Morgan, "Imogene" has its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 7th. The second image of this crop also features Annette Bening, and is from "Ginger & Rosa," a picture »

- Edward Davis

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Chernin Co. Projects From Michelle Morgan And Gary Scott Thompson Sold To Fox

22 August 2012 4:20 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Fox has bought two more projects from Chernin Entertainment, a relationship comedy from feature writer Michelle Morgan and a cop drama from Las Vegas creator Gary Scott Thompson. Both hail from 20th Century Fox TV where Chernin Entertainment is based. The Michelle Morgan project is a relationship comedy about a couple whose friends and family don’t think they are right for each other. Morgan is writing the script and executive producing with Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope and Aaron Kaplan & Sean Perrone of Kaplan Perrone Entertainment. UTA-repped Morgan, who started off as an actress and recurred on NBC’s American Dreams, wrote the screenplay for the Kristen Wiig-starrer Imogene, which will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. She also is writing screenplay Shining City for Warner Bros. and producer Donald De Line. For his next project, Wme-repped Thompson is headed to the Florida Keys. Titled The Keys, the »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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New Photos: 'Imogene' Starring 'Bridesmaids' Star Kristen Wiig

24 July 2012 8:22 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the directors of "American Splendor," HBO's 2011 drama "Cinema Verite" and the underrated 2010 indie "The Extra Man," return to the world of dark comedy this year with a break-out SNL star as their lead in "Imogene." Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening and Matt Dillon headline this hilarious comedy about a washed-up playwright who, after faking her own suicide as a ploy to get her ex-boyfriend's attention, winds up remanded to the custody of her wackily dysfunctional family. Darren Criss also stars. Michelle Morgan, a SNL pal of Wiig's, wrote the screenplay, and as an exec-producer, the "Bridesmaids" star has been trying to get Morgan's film off the ground for several years now. The success of "Bridesmaids" certainly helped seal the deal for "Imogene." No release date or stateside distributor yet for the film, but we presume "Imogene" will »

- Edward Davis

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