Focus World Takes Ruth & Alex

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Focus World, the alternative distribution initiative owned and operated by Focus Features, has acquired domestic distribution rights to director Richard Loncraine’s Ruth & Alex.

Ruth & Alex features a screenplay by Charlie Peters, adapted from the book “Heroic Measures” by Jill Ciment. The film stars Diane Keaton, Morgan Freeman and Cynthia Nixon.

Set over a weekend where a couple (Freeman and Keaton) must decide whether or not to sell their Brooklyn walk-up of 40 years, Ruth & Alex takes a comedic turn when the dynamic couple have to contend with eccentric open-house guests, their pushy realtor niece (Nixon), and the health of their beloved family dog — all while navigating New York City.

Ruth & Alex was produced by Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer via Morgan Freeman and McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment banner, Curtis Burch via his Latitude Entertainment banner, and Charlie Peters. Executive Producers on the film are Morgan Freeman, Sam Hoffman, Manu Propria Entertainment’s Richard Toussaint, Wade Barker and Gary Ellis, and Latitude ProductionsÂ’ Bob Gass and Judy Burch Gass.