Any Day Now

Any Day Now gets a distributor

Any Day Now has a distributor and a tentative release date for the U.S. and Canada. From Coming Soon:

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. (…)

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.

Another interview from Tribeca

garret dillahunt,any day now,travis fine,tribecaA nice, long interview showed up at Hollywood & Fine today. Snippet below, read the rest at the link.

Where Burt tends to blurt whatever’s in his head, Dillahunt’s character in “Any Day Now” tends to come out with perfect citations of legal precedent, to be the voice of reason to Cumming’s voice of passion.

“It’s fun to work with dialogue like that,” Dillahunt says. “It’s sort of how it was on ‘Deadwood,’ when I was playing Francis Wolcott and would have these incredible speeches. Somehow, because they’re well-written, they flow off the tongue. It’s fun to express yourself in different ways. You hardly ever get to do things like that.”
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Any Day Now wins audience award at Tribeca

Big congrats to Travis Fine and the cast & crew!

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Travis Fine’s Any Day Now won the Heineken [Audience] Award for narrative film, and Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez’s BURN received the audience award for documentary at a wrap party held by the 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday Night.

Traditionally, the festival has handed out one audience award, but this year it moved to two awards, one for narrative and one for documentary. Each award included a cash prize of $25,000. Additionally as part of the Tribeca Film Festival Artists Awards program, Any Day Now received the sculpture Ascension courtesy of Nathan Sawaya and BURN received Jacobs #16 “Blue Skies” courtesy of Peter Dayton & Winston Wächter Fine Art.

Interview from the Tribeca Film Festival

The Insider has a new interview with Garret that has tons of new info about his recent projects. Stealing a few snippets (below), read the rest at the link.

Raising Hope:

Insider: What are you hoping to do in season three with Burt that you haven’t yet?
Garret: Well, I really like how physical they have Burt – I’m always wrestling and jumping and running and falling – it’s the most physically demanding show I’ve ever done, which I wasn’t expecting, but that’s what makes it fun. I hope to keep that up. And I wonder what would happen if Sabrina and Jimmy got a place of their own, which would make Burt and Virginia deal with empty nest syndrome for the first time. But that’s just me – I don’t know if that’s going to happen.

Any Day Now:

Insider: You have two films opening at The Tribeca Film Festival. First is Any Day Now, where you play one half a gay couple (alongside Alan Cumming) who tries to adopt. What attracted you to this project?
Garret: First, I’m a fan of Alan’s and he was already attached when I signed on. He’s just joy. There’s nothing toxic about the guy – he’s all about having a good time as he makes his way through life. I also thought it was a beautiful story that would be very difficult to bring to life without being sappy or manipulative – that presented an interesting challenge. As did playing this barely out of the closet attorney in the 1970s, who has to make some massive leaps in his personal life in order to make public proclamations of who he loves. It seemed very timely as well.

Revenge for Jolly:

Insider: How did Alan compare to Kristen Wiig, whom you marry in Revenge For Jolly?
Garret: [laughs] Well, my responsibilities are a lot less in Jolly. It’s a great, long wedding scene. I had played Kristen’s husband before in this short called One Night Only. Her boyfriend wrote that movie and also Jolly, so I guess he thinks Kristen and I have good on-screen chemistry. She’s another one, like Alan, that is unafraid. She jumps wholeheartedly into a role and you can’t help but be right there with them.


Insider: Who do you play in the movie?
Garret: I play Jesse, who is one of the “Gatmen” – they’re the dudes in the long black coats that are the enforcers for the bad guys. I’m hunting Joseph’s character when he messes up and breaks the rules, which allows me to the baddest of the “Gatmen.” I had the real leather coat, just so you know – which was not the best in New Orleans heat [laughs], What I like about the characters in this film is that there’s no white hats. I’m just a guy with a family trying to do his job. I don’t want to get hurt, I just want to find him and go home.

Killing Them Softly:

Insider: Didn’t Killing Them Softly [which reunites Garret with his Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford director Andrew Dominik] also film in New Orleans?
Garret: It did, but my role is just a cameo in that because Andrew was bringing back the whole Jesse James crew. Although the first cut of the film was two and a half hours long, and I know they had to trim that down to an hour and a half, so I might have been cut out. I don’t know. But it was great to see those guys again.