Zoe Lister-Jones’ journey to the final get together on the final day on Earth has discovered a house. Variety reports that MGM’s American Worldwide Footage label snagged rights to “How It Ends” and plans to launch the comedy in theaters and on digital platforms July 20 within the U.S.
Written, directed, and produced by Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein, “How It Ends” is ready in LA on the eve of the top of the world and tells the story of Liza (Lister-Jones), a lady making her solution to the final get together ever. “As she reconciles relationships with dad and mom, outdated lovers, and mates, she walks consistent with a metaphysical projection of her youthful self,” the supply summarizes. “Mare of Easttown’s” Cailee Spaeny performs the youthful model of Liza.
“How It Ends” made its world premiere again in January at Sundance Movie Competition.
“Daryl and I began conceiving of this story fairly early on in quarantine. We had been going through so many unprecedented fears, and dwelling on this apocalyptic panorama. We had been each doing plenty of inside youngster work in remedy, and this movie served as a approach for us to course of plenty of what we had been feeling, whereas additionally serving as a time capsule of this singular second in historical past,” Lister-Jones instructed us.
Requested what she’d like audiences to consider after seeing the movie, the multi-hyphenate stated, “I hope they really feel much less alone of their aloneness. And I hope they’ll have skilled a little bit of levity, with out denying the impression of what we’re all going by.”
American Worldwide Footage additionally secured worldwide rights to “How It Ends.”
“Zoe and Daryl created one thing really distinctive with ‘How It Ends,’ which was shot completely throughout some of the surreal and difficult durations in our business’s historical past,” stated Chris Ottinger, president of worldwide tv distribution and acquisitions at MGM. “The result’s an enthralling and humorous tackle the last-day-on-earth style. We’re thrilled to have the ability to share this movie with audiences world wide this summer time.”
Lister-Jones most just lately wrote and directed “The Craft: Legacy,” a continuation of the 1996 cult class about aspiring teen witches. She made her characteristic directorial debut with 2017’s “Band Assist,” for which she employed an all-female crew. The “Life in Items” and “New Lady” alumna penned the script for the comedy a couple of couple who flip their fights into songs and co-starred. Her different screenplay credit embrace “Consumed,” “Lola Versus,” and “Breaking Upwards,” all of which she appeared in.