Carrie Pilby (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Susan Johnson|
|Based on||Carrie Pilby
by Caren Lissner
|Music by||Michael Penn|
|Edited by||Phillip J. Bartell|
|Distributed by||The Orchard|
Carrie Pilby is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Susan Johnson and written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Caren Lissner. The film stars Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Jason Ritter, William Moseley, Vanessa Bayer, and Colin O'Donoghue. Principal photography on the film began on December 14, 2015 in New York City.
It was screened in the Special Presentations section at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. The film will be released in a limited release on March 31, 2017, before being released through video on demand on April 4, 2017, by The Orchard.
On June 17, 2013, it was announced that Braveart Films' producer Susan Johnson would make her directorial debut with the adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Carrie Pilby written by Caren Lissner, and the film would be produced by Suzanne Farwell and Susan Cartsonis of Storefront Pictures. Hailee Steinfeld was previously attached to play the titular role in the film, whose script was written by Kara Holden and Dean Craig. Steinfeld dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by indie film star Bel Powley. Articles about the film noted its largely female production team, female head writer and female director.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2016. In November 2016, The Orchard acquired U.S distribution rights to the film. The film is scheduled to be released on March 31, 2017, in a limited release and through video on demand on April 4, 2017.
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