Entertainment One has now acquired the North American rights to “The Family Tree”, an offbeat comedy about a “contemporary American family” starring Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Max Thieriot, Brittany Robertson and Chi McBride and directed by Vivi Friedman. Entertainment One will release the film theatrically August 26 in New York and Los Angeles before distribution on home video, VOD, digital and television.
“It is truly a pleasure to be releasing an independent feature like ‘The Family Tree’,” said Entertainment One’s U.S. President Michael E. Rosenberg. “With its smart script and incredible ensemble cast, we are confident that audiences will embrace the film and respond to its unique wit and charm.”
In THE FAMILY TREE, life in suburban Serenity, Ohio is never quite as serene as it appears. The dysfunctional Burnett family – Bunnie (Hope Davis), Jack (Dermot Mulroney) and their twin 17-year-olds Eric (Max Thieriot) and Kelly (Brittany Robertson) – seems like a lost cause. When a freak accident leaves Bunnie with a case of amnesia, the Burnetts get an unexpected second chance at happiness. Meanwhile, next door neighbor Simon (Chi McBride) is relieved that his tryst gone wrong with Bunnie remains undetected, at least for the moment. Before long, a slew of past relationships, kids with guns, a suicidal teacher, a very zealous religious club, misinterpreted advances, corporate down-sizing, and one fateful squirrel combine to create enough mayhem to test the resolve, sanity and future of any family! After all, every family has its hang-ups.