×

Frank Langella’s Drama ‘Youth in Oregon’ Gets February Release

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films bought the U.S. rights to Frank Langella’s drama “Youth in Oregon” and will release the movie theatrically and on demand on Feb. 3

“Youth in Oregon” is directed by Joel David Moore from a script by Andrew Eisen. The film also stars Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate with Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas, Nicola Peltz, and Alex Shaffer.

The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and will screen at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Langella stars as a 79-year-old curmudgeon who makes arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon, but his family refuses to accept his decision. Crudup plays the son-in-law who reluctantly volunteers to drive Langella’s character and his wine-loving wife 3,000 miles to Oregon — and discovers that convincing his father-in-law to keep living when he’s ready to check out is no simple task.

“Overall, this beautiful film tackles one of humanity’s most universal dilemmas, told through the lens of an estranged, intimacy-parched family that has to bear the burden of a patriarch’s decision to leave them all behind,” Moore said in a statement. “As filmmakers, we want to leave you thinking about your own mortality, and what compromises you may make moving into you or your parents’ later years.”

The film was produced by Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey, and Morgan White of Sundial Pictures; co-produced by Sirad Balducci and Barbara Fiorentino; and executive produced by Langella and Ross Dinerstein. The deal was negotiated on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films by Peter Goldwyn with Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • Calm With Horses

    Nick Rowland Talks About Toronto Debut Film 'Calm With Horses'

    “Calm with Horses,” which made its world premiere in Toronto’s TIFF in the Discovery section, is the feature directorial debut of Nick Rowland (Amazon series “Ripper Street”), and stars Barry Keoghan (Marvel’s upcoming “The Eternals,” “Dunkirk”), Cosmo Jarvis (“Annihilation”), and Niamh Algar (BBC’s “The Virtues”). The script, which was adapted from Colin Barrett’s short story [...]

  • Colin Trevorrow Directs Jurassic World Short

    Colin Trevorrow Returns to Jurassic World in Short Film 'Battle at Big Rock'

    Dinosaurs are roaming the Earth again. In a new short from “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow, rogue beasts wreak havoc on a family camping trip. The eight-and-a-half minute film, titled “Battle at Big Rock,” takes place a year after the events of “Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom.” The 2018 blockbuster — starring Chris Pratt and Bryce [...]

  • Bert Kreischer The Machine

    Legendary Lands Rights to Bert Kreischer’s Viral Story 'The Machine' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Legendary has optioned the rights to develop comedian Bert Kreischer’s story “The Machine” into a feature film following its viral success, sources tell Variety. The video has generated more than 85 million views on Facebook and YouTube since hitting the social media channels in December 2016 and Legendary moved aggressively to land the rights. Kreischer [...]

  • Margot Robbie poses at the launch

    Margot Robbie in Talks to Executive Produce, Star in Comedy 'Fools Day'

    Margot Robbie is in negotiations to executive produce and star as a fourth-grade teacher in New Line’s comedy “Fools Day.” New Line has acquired Cody Blue Snider’s short film of the same name to adapt into the feature project. Snider, who co-wrote and directed the short, will direct the full-length feature from a script he [...]

  • M Night Shyamalan'Glass' film premiere, Arrivals,

    M. Night Shyamalan Sets Two New Films at Universal

    M. Night Shyamalan will write and direct two new movies at Universal Pictures, the studio announced Monday. The currently untitled thrillers will be released in theaters on Feb. 26, 2021 and Feb. 17, 2023, respectively. “M. Night Shyamalan continues to create exciting, highly original stories that keep global audiences on the edge of their seats,” [...]

  • La Llorona

    Venice Film Review: 'La Llorona'

    Guatamalan writer-director Jayro Bustamante had a dream debut with “Ixcanul” in 2015: The richly textured folk drama premiered in Competition at Berlin and won him the Alfred Bauer Prize, before going on to healthy international arthouse exposure. So it’s surprising that Bustamante’s subsequent work, while amply delivering on his first feature’s promise, has been comparatively [...]

  • La vaca

    Alec Baldwin’s El Dorado Boards Debut by Chile’s Francisca Alegria (EXCLUSIVE)

    In what marks the company’s first Latin American project, Alec Baldwin’s El Dorado Pictures has boarded Chilean filmmaker Francisca Alegria’s debut feature, “The Cow Who Sang a Song About the Future.” The multi-Emmy-winning actor and his El Dorado partner Casey Bader will serve as executive producers of the film, slated to start principal photography in [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content