Colin Firth & Stanley Tucci-led Supernova acquired by Bleecker Street
Shortly after the first official trailer for the sure-to-be-tearjerker drama debuted, the Colin Firth (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) and Stanley Tucci (Central Park, The Witches)-starring Supernova has been acquired by Bleecker Street for North American distribution, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In Supernova, It is deep Autumn and Sam and Tusker, partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with young-onset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.
The film is being led by Oscar winner Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emmy winner Tucci (The Lovely Bones). It will also feature James Dreyfus, Pippa Haywood, and Sarah Woodward.
Supernova is written and directed by Harry Macqueen. It is produced by Tristan Goligher and Emily Morgan. The film made its world premiere in September at the 2020 San Sebastián International Film Festival to very positive reviews from critics and is slated for a November 27 release in the United Kingdom via StudioCanal UK, whilst currently left undated for its North American release.