Dada/Required Viewing pick up indie
Indie film distributors Dada Films and Required Viewing have snagged pic “Excuse Me for Living” for a theatrical release that will coincide with the publication of the novel that tells the same story.Tale by Ric Klass — who wrote, helmed and produced the pic — centers on a young recovering drug addict who’s required by his doctor to join a geriatric men’s group. Cast includes Tom Pelphrey, Melissa Archer and Robert Vaughn, with Christopher Lloyd, Jerry Stiller, Wayne Knight and Dick Cavett also appearing. Theatrical release is skedded for Oct. 12 with a day-and-date release on VOD. Klass’ novel of the same title will be released by Arcade Publishing Oct. 1. “Excuse Me for Living” joins a slate from Dada and Required Viewing that also includes the recent pickup “Backwards,” a family-friendly pic starring James Van Der Beek and Sarah Megan Thomas, bowing later this year.
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