STUDIOS WILL RELEASE BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON
IN THEATERS ON AUGUST 23, 2019
Sundance Audience Award Winner Marks
Director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Feature Film Debut
Studios will release acclaimed playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo’s
Brittany Runs a Marathon in theaters on August
23, 2019, and expand in additional theaters the weeks to
follow. The Sundance Audience Award-winner stars Jillian Bell,
Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock
and Alice Lee. Producers are Matthew Plouffe and Tobey Maguire
of Material Pictures and Margot Hand of Picture Films, and executive
produced by Richard Weinberg, Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo.
Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New
Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27,
her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are
starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended
doctor's office in an attempt to score some Adderall, she finds
herself slapped with a prescription she never wanted. Forced
to face reality for the first time in a long time, Brittany
laces up her Converse and runs one sweaty block. The next day,
she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but
is she on the right path?
Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial
debut with this bright, brisk, and surprisingly nuanced comedy.
The irresistible cast, led by Jillian Bell, infuses Brittany’s
story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs a Marathon
is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational; the tale of
how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real
friends—and dignity—by taking control of her her future, one
city block at a time.
As previously announced, Amazon Studios will release Nisha Ganatra’s
Late Night, written, produced and starring Mindy Kaling,
nationwide in theaters on June 7, and Nanfu Wang and Jialing
Zhang’s One Child Nation on August 9 in select theaters.
Additional titles this year include Ritesh Batra’s Photograph,
Scott Z. Burns’ The Report starring Adam Driver, Annette
Bening and Jon Hamm, Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts starring
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, Bert & Bertie’s Troop
Zero starring Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Mckenna Grace,
and Benedict Andrews’ Against All Enemies starring Kristen
Stewart, Jack O’Connell and Anthony Mackie.