Rating: Under 14 Not Allowed
|Running time:||2h 5min|
|Distributor:||ACME Film OÜ|
|Cast:||Dakota Johnson, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel|
OUR FRIEND tells the true, inspiring, heartbreaking and beguiling story of the Teague family—journalist Matt (Casey Affleck), his vibrant wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) and their two young daughters—when their lives are upended by Nicole’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. As Matt’s responsibilities as caretaker and parent become increasingly exhausting and overwhelming, the couple’s best friend Dane Faucheux (Jason Segel) offers to come and help. But when Dane recognizes the unrelenting toll being taken on Matt, Nicole and the two girls, he puts his life on hold to remain with his friends to the very end. The impact of this generous, albeit complicated, gesture proves greater and more profound than anyone could have imagined.
Black Bear Pictures presents a Scott Free Production, a film by Gabriela Cowperthwaite. Based on Matthew Teague’s National Magazine Award winning article (originally published in Esquire Magazine), OUR FRIEND is directed by BAFTA-nominated director Gabriela Cowperthwaite (BLACKFISH, MEGAN LEAVEY) and written by Brad Ingelsby (AMERICAN WOMAN, THE WAY BACK).
Jason Segel (THE END OF THE TOUR, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL), Dakota Johnson (THE FIFTY SHADES series, SUSPIRIA) and Academy Award winner Casey Affleck (MANCESTER BY THE SEA, LIGHT OF MY LIFE) star. The supporting cast features Tony and Emmy winner Cherry Jones (“24”, BOY ERASED) as an indomitable hospice nurse; country music star Jake Owen (making his film debut) as a not terribly thoughtful family friend and Emmy Award nominee Gwendoline Christie (“GAME OF THRONES”, WELCOME TO MARWEN) as a woman whose brief encounter with Dane restores his depleted spirits.
OUR FRIEND was produced by Kevin J. Walsh (Academy Award nominee Best Picture for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA), Michael Pruss (EQUALS), Ryan Stowell (THOROUGHBREDS), Teddy Schwarzman (Academy Award nominee Best Picture for THE IMITATION GAME). The Executive Producers are Ridley Scott (Academy Award Nominee Best Director for THELMA & LOUISE, GLADIATOR, BLACK HAWK DOWN and Best Picture for THE MARTIAN), Ben Stillman, Michael Heimler, Ted Deiker, Brad Ingelsby and Matthew Teague. Rebecca Feuer is Associate Producer.
The talented behind-the-scenes crew includes director of photography Joe Anderson, production designer Cara Brower, editor Colin Patton, composer Rob Simonsen, music supervisor Linda Cohen, and costume designer Alana Morshead.