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Mormon Comedy ‘Once I Was a Beehive’ Gets National Release

Main Dog Productions’ faith-based family comedy “Once I Was a Beehive” has been set for a nationwide release next month by Purdie Distribution, Variety has learned exclusively.

Main Dog, led by director-producer Maclain Nelson, has also signed a deal with Samuel Goldwyn Films for digital and streaming later this year.

“Beehive” has launched theatrically in more than a dozen cities in Utah, where it was shot. Purdie handled 2013’s “The Saratov Approach,” the real-life story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and tortured in Russia in 1998, and saw domestic grosses top $2.1 million.

Nelson, who produced and starred in “Saratov,” directed “Beehive” from his own script about a 16-year-old girl, played by Paris Warner, who is still mourning the death of her father when her mother marries a Mormon man. She attends a girls’ camp with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and meets others who have undergone similar stressful experiences.

Purdie will show the film in 40 markets and on over 200 screens, with bookings set for Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, Portland, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin, Houston and Phoenix.

The Saratov Approach,” which played in 84 theaters at its widest release, generated strong support among young Mormons, who touted the film on social media.

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