Remember ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE?
Couldn't blame you if you didn't. Seems that right after its sensational Toronto debut seven years ago that resulted in an all-night bidding war that ended with The Weinstein Company securing the rights to the film, ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE disappeared off our radars. No release, no word. Nothing. Nada. Not a damn thing. And while the films director, Jonathan Levine, had moved on (most recently helming WARM BODIES), there were a few of us who wondered what had ever happened to MANDY LANE.
Well, wonder no more. Radius-TWC is finally giving the film a North American release, with a theatrical run in the top 50 markets with a simultaneous releas on VOD later this year.
In a statement, Harvey and Bob Weinstein said they were glad the film was finally getting its due.
“We’ve always loved Mandy Lane. Radius shares our passion for the film and will get in front of the widest possible audience.”
As for Levine, he joked that he’d broken a mirror during the production of his first film and the seven years of bad luck has finally subsided.
“I am thrilled that Mandy Lane has been rescued and is back where it belongs with Harvey and Bob. Hard to believe it’s been seven years, but then again I’ve always perceived myself as a misunderstood artist who was light years ahead of his time, so I am thrilled the world has finally caught up. Seriously, I am incredibly proud of the film and of the hard work that my cast and collaborators put into it, and I am so happy the world will finally get a chance to see it.”
The film stars Amber Heard and Anson Mount, and is about
A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, “a good girl” who becomes the object of everyone’s affection after returning from summer break, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to mysteriously drop one at a time.
It's so nice to see the film getting a release, even if it is seven years too late. We'll keep you updated on ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE as we hear it.