Dan Fogelman has been making audiences cry all the time with his NBC family drama series This Is Us. Now he’s bringing that same level of tearjerking to the big screen with his sophomore directing effort.
Life Itself stars Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde in a multi-generational love story that spans decades, not unlike This Is Us. But this one even spans across the globe with every story we see connected by a single event. And if the Life Itself trailer that debuted during the most recent episode of the aforementioned Emmy-nominated show is any indicator, Dan Fogelman will likely yank tears straight from your face.
Life Itself also stars Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, with Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas, and it’s slated to hit theaters this fall on September 21, 2018.
Deadline – In one of the year’s biggest acquisition deals, Amazon Studios has made a $10 million + deal for U.S. rights to Life, Itself, a drama directed and written by This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman. The completed film is a multi-generational love story, weaving together a number of characters whose lives intersect over the course of decades from the streets of New York to the Spanish countryside and back. Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Mandy Patinkin, Sergio Peris-Mencheta and Alex Monner star. Pic’s produced by Temple Hill’s Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey, FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, and Fogelman.
The film will likely be unveiled next fall in a prestige festival like Toronto or Telluride, and it will broaden from there.
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