Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: 'The Big Sick' Gets US Theatrical Release Via Lionsgate

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: 'The Big Sick' Gets US Theatrical Release Via Lionsgate

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The Big Sick co-writer Kumail Nanjiani - one half of the real-life love affair that inspired the story - stars alongside Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano.

Michael Showalter directed The Big Sick, which premiered in Sundance. FilmNation represents international sales.

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* South African drama Colors Of Heaven, the winner of two South African 'Oscars' at the SAFTA awards, premieres on Netflix on Wednesday [15]. The story of the fall and rise of South Africa black film star Muntu Ndebele stars Wandile Molebatsi, Jason Hartman, Stelio Savante, Masello Motana and Mpho Osei Tutu. Peter Bishai directs the film, which launches on the streaming service in the US, UK, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. …

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