Gus Van Sant’s RESTLESS gets a release date

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 25th, 2011

It’s about damn time.

After being yanked from its January release by then-distributor Sony, Gus Van Sant’s upcoming film RESTLESS was shifted over to Sony Pictures Classics, and was then added to the great slate that is this year’s Cannes Film Festival. And now, according to Variety, it’s finally found an actual release date as well.

The outlet is reporting that the film will hit theaters in New York and LA on September 16, going head to head against such films as Nicolas Winding Refn’s DRIVE, I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT, JOHNNY ENGLISH REBORN, and also the remake of STRAW DOGS, which for all intents and purposes, likely won’t stay there.

RESTLESS stars Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, and Schuyler Fisk, and follows a girl who falls for a boy who attends funerals and talks to his best friend, the ghost of a WWII kamikaze pilot. Sounding like a really interesting project from an otherwise much more naturalistic filmmaker like Van Sant, RESTLESS is one of the films from 2011 that has gotten quite a lot of attention. With Cannes approaching quite rapidly, expect a lot more talk about this project relatively soon.

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