The Orchard has acquired North American rights to Sam Elliott starrer The Hero and is planning a wide release for the film in the fall.
Directed by Brett Haley, whose last film I’ll See You in My Dreams played Sundance in 2015, The Hero follows a washed-up, stoner actor (Elliott) who works to get his life in order after a cancer diagnosis. It was written by Haley and Mark Basch.
Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter and Katharine Ross also star in the feature, which premiered Jan. 21 in the U.S. Dramatic section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
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