Jesse and JT looked like a million bucks last night while they were hosting the Robin Hood Gala.
Celebrities and other wealthy citizens raised over $80 million dollars to help those living in Poverty in New York. To learn more about the cause and find out how you can help, follow the link!
Unfortunately for us fans there have not been many photos released but a few from the event, and then a few paparazzi shots. Click the preview below to see the event photos;
Along with the distribution news, Tribeca Film has also announced the “Emanuel” will be swimming into theaters late 2013, perhaps in time for awards season? Let’s hope so. It’s safe to say this will be a limited release, so to appease all Jesse and Kaya fans alike, “Emanuel” will also be available on VOD near it’s theatrical release.
Read the official press release from Variety below;
Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have joined forces to pick up North American rights to the Jessica Biel starrer “Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes.”
Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina and Frances O’Connor star in writer-helmer Francesca Gregorini’s pic about an unstable young woman (Scodelario) who becomes obsessed with a neighbor (Biel) who looks just like her dead mother. Film bowed at Sundance earlier this year and has gone on to play a couple of more stops on the festival circuit.
Tribeca Film, the Gotham-based distributor loosely affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, and Plano, Tex.-based Well Go target a late 2013 theatrical run to go along with multi-platform on-demand release.
Gregorini, who also wrote and directed the 2009 pic “Tanner Hall,” and Matthew R. Brady (“Grassroots,” “I Trust You To Kill Me”) produced the film, with the distributed deal pacted by Tribeca Film’s Nick Savva with Kevin Iwashina and Abby Davis (both of Preferred Content) and GKSD Law’s Jonathan Gray, all three negotiating on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” joins a Tribeca slate that includes “The English Teacher” and “Hansel and Gretel Get Baked” and a Well Go roster that includes “And While We Were Here” and “Tai Chi Hero.”
Francesca Gregorini is somewhat of a “new” director, but her first solo film debut, “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” is receiving wide praise, and that’s partial to the cast.
Francesca sat down with The Hollywood News and had the following to say on casting Jesse;
THN: I think the dysfunctional family you present in your film is a universal thing that’s something many people can relate to. Alfred Molina and Frances O’Connor, who of course play the parents, can be brilliant in their sleep, whereas Jessica Biel is famous for her action roles and is not considered a character actor. I’ve never seen her as good as she is in this film. What led to you casting her?
FG: Well I was very fortunate to have the cast I got. Jessica is certainly not an obvious choice, and in fact she read the script of her own accord and came after me and the movie. She really wanted that part, and to be honest I wasn’t sure if she was right for it because, as you so rightly said, I’d never seen her do anything in this realm. But I was more than willing to meet for lunch and have a chat about it, and in that lunch she convinced me that she should audition. I was like, “Fair enough, if you wanna come in, I won’t stop you.” I still wasn’t convinced that she was right. I’d initially written the part to be a bit older than she is, so she had those two things going against her. But she blew me away in the audition and showed me a side of herself I’d never seen. What she could do was really breathtaking and I was like, “Right, I stand corrected. Here’s your part.” I think that’s one of the best aspects of the film, people really are discovering that she’s an actor’s actor, not just this beautiful woman. The British know Kaya and what she’s capable of, whereas the Americans don’t. So both of these women are discoveries in this film, to a large extent.
She also goes onto talk about the male audience who will have an issue connecting with the film based on it’s female lead story. Love her response! You’ll need to head over to the source to check it out.
Well congrats are in order for everyone at team Emanuel!
It has been announced that “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes” will close the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF). Such an honor to close an event, and you know what they say.. they save the best for last :).
“Lovelace,” the film that chronicles porn star Linda Lovelace’s life is opening the festival, and it too premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The festival will run June 19th-23rd, which means “Emanuel” will screen on June 23rd.
The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) will open on Jun 19 with Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s Lovelace and close four days later with Francesca Gregorini’s Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes.
I Am Divine by Jeffrey Schwartz is the Friday Night Spotlight and Pedro Almodovar’s I’m So Excited! is the Saturday Night Spotlight.
The 2013 Filmmaker On The Edge Award sponsored by the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation will be awarded to Harmony Korine, who will take part in an on-stage conversation with John Waters on Jun 22.
The festival will close on Jun 23 with a block party and the presentation of the HBO Audience Awards.
PIFF is scheduled to run from Jun 19-23. Visit the official website to see the full line-up on May 10.