All Good Things Set For December Release
Magnolia Pictures has acquired the American rights to “All Good Things,” the first dramatic feature from Andrew Jarecki, director of the award-winning documentary “Capturing the Friedmans”.The independent distributor plans to release the fact-based murder mystery/love story in December, & says it will push the film for Oscar consideration. Jarecki & financier Groundswell Productions initially had planned to release “All Good Things” through the Weinstein Co., but Jarecki & the cash-strapped distributor disagreed about the film’s domestic release strategy. Earlier this year, Jarecki bought the domestic rights for “All Good Things” back from the Weinstein Co., which will still handle the film internationally & is currently selling foreign territories.Starring Ryan Gosling & Kirsten Dunst, the film is loosely adapted from the real life story of real estate heir Robert Durst, who was linked to the disappearances & deaths of three people. “Because it is impossible to know exactly what happened, we have not tried to replicate the history of the case, but to capture the emotion & complexity of this unsolved mystery that has for years been kept hidden from public view,” Jarecki said.Among those interested in buying the film were Roadside Attractions & Focus Features.“It’s an absolutely fascinating story & the performances are tremendous as well,” says Magnolia’s Eammon Bowles. “All Good Things” is much more complex than a simple synopsis would suggest.“The real focus is on the relationship” between the fictionalized Durst (Gosling) & his wife (Dunst), who vanished without a trace, Bowles said. “That’s the core of the story.” To make sure that the film would be eligible for the Academy Awards, “All Good Things” was given a token (& not publicized) theatrical release in July, so that it wouldn’t be disqualified if it were otherwise to premiere in some overseas territory.Exciting news. I’ve updated the gallery with a HQ version of a promotional still for the film.