Taylor Hackford’s LOVE RANCH gets a release date

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 5th, 2010

Featuring a cast that includes Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, Taylor Hackford’s long gestating LOVE RANCH is a film that I’ve been looking forward to getting a chance at seeing for some time now.

However, due to various legal issues, the film has been sitting in a cinematic limbo, with nowhere to go.  Well, according to THR, that all will change when the film hits theaters in 10 North American cities this June.

The film is based on the real life story of Joe and Sally Conforte, who opened the first "legalized house of prostitution" in Nevada in 1971, called the Mustang Ranch.  The film will hit Cannes, where it will be selling foreign rights, and if the reception for the film is positive, the film will most likely expand to broader markets.

Written by Mark Jacobson, who also wrote the New York Magazine article of which the film drew its basis, the film is one that I’m quite looking forward to.  Mirren is obviously one hell of an actress, and while I wasn’t the biggest fan of Hackford’s last film, RAY, he has shown that he is a quite talented filmmaker.  Oh, and having Pesci is always a bonus, at least in my book.

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