Music Box Films has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Any Day Now, directed by Travis Fine, written by Fine and George Arthur Bloom, and starring Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt. The film will be released theatrically in North America beginning this December.
Any Day Now has been well-received on the festival circuit, winning audience awards for Best Picture at each of the four festivals it has entered, including the Tribeca Film Festival, Outfest and the Seattle International Film Festival. Additionally, Cumming won the Best Actor Awards at Outfest and the Seattle International Film Festival.
Inspired by a true story, Any Day Now tells of a gay couple in the 1970s that takes in an abandoned mentally handicapped teenager and becomes the family he’s never had. When their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by the authorities, the men must fight a biased legal system to adopt the child they have come to love as their own. While touching on legal and social issues that are more relevant now than ever, Any Day Now also addresses universal themes of love and acceptance.
The deal was negotiated by Preferred Content's Christine D'Souza and Kevin Iwashina with Music Box Films' William Schopf and Ed Arentz.
"This is a story that has waited a long time to be told. With Travis Fine at the helm, the film is as powerful as it is memorable and it features outstanding lead performances headlined by the brilliant Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt," says Arentz. "We couldn't be more proud or excited to release this motion picture."
“Bill and Ed have an exceptional reputation for bringing high quality, thought-provoking cinema to moviegoers. I'm thrilled to be working with them and the entire team at Music Box Films to share 'Any Day Now' with audiences across North America,” adds Travis Fine.
Music Box Films plans a late 2012 release to highlight Cumming’s performance for year-end awards consideration.