Patton Oswalt Leads James Morosini’s SXSW Prize Winner – Deadline

Magnolia Pictures has unveiled the trailer for its acclaimed cringe comedy I Love My Dad from writer-director James Morosini, which can be launched in theaters on August 5, arriving on VOD August 12.

Inspired by Morosini’s true life expertise, the movie follows Chuck (Patton Oswalt), a hopelessly estranged father who desperately desires to reconnect along with his troubled son, Franklin (Morosini). Blocked on social media and anxious for his son’s life, Chuck impersonates a waitress on-line and begins checking in with Franklin. But things start to spiral when Franklin falls for this imaginary lady (Claudia Sulewski) and desires nothing greater than to satisfy her in particular person, as Chuck has inadvertently catfished his personal son.

Lil Rel Howery, Rachel Dratch, Amy Landecker and Ricky Velez additionally star within the pic, which made its world premiere on the 2022 SXSW Film Festival, there successful each the Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize and the Narrative Feature Audience Award. The movie’s producers included Bill Stertz, Oswalt, Sean O’Grady, Dane Eckerle, Phil Keefe, Daniel Brandt and Sam Slater. Executive producers included Lauren Hantz, John Hantz, Jeremy Garelick, Dave Rath, David Bernon and Will Phelps. The manufacturing firms concerned had been Hantz Motion Pictures, American High and Burn Later Productions.

Magnolia Pictures most not too long ago launched the documentaries Bitterbrush and Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel. Also arising for launch by way of the distributor is the Alan Cumming pic My Old School, which unspools on July 22. Watch the trailer for I Love My Dad by clicking above.

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