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From Variety / Deadline 4/25/2017
‘Forever My Girl’ Acquired By Roadside Attractions
Roadside Attractions has bought domestic distribution rights to family romance “Forever My Girl,” starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, and set an (Jan. 19) release date in a counter-programming move.
“Forever My Girl” is the fourth film to land on the pre-Halloween weekend, which will also see launches of Paramount’s “2017 Cloverfield Movie,” Lionsgate’s “Saw: Legacy” and Universal’s Miles Teller PTSD drama “Thank You for Your Service.”
The deal marks the seventh collaboration between Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment, which has included “Albert Nobbs” and “Biutiful.”
“Forever My Girl” stars Roe as a country music super-star who left his bride at the altar choosing fame and fortune instead. When he unexpectedly returns to his hometown for the funeral of his high school best friend, he’s suddenly faced with the consequences of all that he left behind.
The film is written and directed by Bethany Ashton Wolf, based upon the novel by Heidi McLaughlin. Abby Ryder Fortson, Travis Tritt, Judith Hoag and John Benjamin Hickey also star.
The film was produced by Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe. Executive producers are Alison Semenza King, Nicole Stojkovich and Zach Tann. The film features original country music written for the screen by Brett Boyett.
“We fell in love with this special movie the moment we saw it and we are excited to partner again with Mickey Liddell and our friends at LD Entertainment,” said Roadside’s Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “’Forever My Girl’ is the kind of film that will play everywhere but we believe it will play especially well in the heartland. It has tested through the roof around the country – far above the norms with sensational reactions across the board.”
LD Entertainment was represented by Liddell, ICM Partners and attorney Eric Thompson. Cohen negotiated the deal on behalf of Roadside Attractions.
From The Hollywood Reporter 6/24/2016
Bethany Ashton Wolf is directing the indie about a country music star who returns to his hometown to reunite with his high school sweetheart.
The Fifth Wave actor Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe, who will next be seen MTV’s comedy series Mary + Jane, will star in the indie drama Forever My Girl.
Bethany Ashton Wolf (Little Chenier) is directing the indie from a screenplay she wrote based on the book of the same title by Heidi McLaughlin.
The novel, first published in 2012, follows a man (Roe) who was the star quarterback and was all set to marry his high school sweetheart (Rothe). But then he leaves her at the altar and instead decides to pursue a country music career. After becoming a star, he returns home 10 years later in hopes of reuniting with his one true love, and also the daughter he never knew he had.
Mickey Liddell, Pete Shilaimon and Jennifer Monroe of LD Entertainment are producing the adaptation. LD Entertainment is fully financing the film with production set to start in the summer in Atlanta.