Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Comedy-Drama 'The Last Word' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Comedy-Drama 'The Last Word' Gets UK Deal

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EXCLUSIVE: US outfit Myriad strikes deal for feature starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Vertigo Releasing has nabbed UK rights to Sundance comedy-drama The Last Word, starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

The deal was negotiated by Ed Caffrey from Vertigo and Kirk D'Amico from Myriad Pictures.

Director Mark Pellington's (Arlington Road) feature follows a retired businesswoman (MacLaine) who tries to control everything around her. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist (Seyfried) takes up the task of finding out the truth resulting in a life-altering friendship.

The film is likely to get a June or July 2017 release.

Caffrey said: "We're very excited to be working with Kirk and the whole team behind The Last Word on the UK release. …

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