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Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Dan Levy Join Tristar Pictures and Entertainment One’s Modern Holiday Romantic Comedy “Happiest Season”
Principal photography begins this week in Pittsburgh
CULVER CITY, Calif., January 22, 2020 – Today, TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One announced that Academy Award® winning actress, Mary Steenburgen (Book Club, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist), six time Emmy-nominated actor Victor Garber (Argo), Golden Globe nominated actress Alison Brie (Glow), Independent Spirit Award winner Aubrey Plaza (Ingrid Goes West) and Emmy Award nominee Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) have joined Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis in the modern holiday romantic comedy, Happiest Season. The film, directed by Clea DuVall and written by DuVall & Mary Holland, is slated for release nationwide on November 25, 2020.
Happiest Season captures the story of a young woman (Stewart) whose plan to propose to her girlfriend (Davis) while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents (Steenburgen and Garber).
Rounding out the strong ensemble cast are Ana Gasteyer (The Goldbergs, Saturday Night Live, Wine Country), Burl Moseley (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sarayu Blue (Blockers, To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You), Jake McDorman (What We Do in The Shadows) and DuVall’s writing partner Holland.
The film is being produced by Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner. Jonathan McCoy and Wyck Godfrey will executive produce.
The film will be shot on location in Pittsburgh, PA.
TriStar Pictures will release the film worldwide, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Canada, which will be handled by eOne.
Mary Steenburgen is repped by UTA, Management 360 and Gang Tyre. Victor Garber is repped by Lou Coulson Associates, Oscars Abrams Zimel & Associates and Industry Entertainment. Alison Brie is repped by Rise Management, WME and A.J. Brandenstein at Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Aubrey Plaza is repped by MGMT, CAA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham. Dan Levy is repped by WME, Great North Artists Management, MGMT Entertainment and Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman.
Ana Gasteyer is repped by The Gersh Agency and Circle of Confusion. Burl Mosely is repped by O’Neill Talent Group and Lara Rosenstock Management. Sarayu Blue is repped by CAA, D2 Management and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Jake McDorman is repped by UTA, Mosaic and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller. Mary Holland is repped by ICM Partners, Atlas Artists and Ziffren Brittenham.
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Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE: ETO) is a global independent studio that specialises in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales; family programming, merchandising and licensing; digital content; and live entertainment. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.
Entertainment One’s robust network includes international feature film distribution company Sierra/Affinity; Amblin Partners with DreamWorks Studios, Participant Media, and Reliance Entertainment; Makeready with Brad Weston; unscripted television production companies Whizz Kid Entertainment, Renegade 83, Daisybeck and Blackfin; live entertainment leaders Round Room Live; world-class music labels Dualtone Music Group and Last Gang; innovative music platform Audio Network; and award-winning emerging content and technology studio Secret Location.