Michael Cuesta’s new drama stars Ron Eldard as a Blue Oyster Cult roadie who visit his mother after he gets fired and experiences a wild encounter with two old high school friends.
Bobby Cannavale, Jill Hennessy and Lois Smith round out the key cast. Gerald Cuesta and Michael Cuesta co-wrote the screenplay and Mike Downey and Sirad Balducci produced.
Cuesta previously directed Twelve And Holding and L.I.E.
Magnolia plans to release on its Ultra VOD platform on Dec 2 followed by theatrical on Jan 6, 2012.
“Roadie features a career-best performance from Ron Eldard and he’s matched every step of the way by the ensemble,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. “Michael Cuesta has skillfully crafted a terrific film that will resonate with anyone who’s had to revisit where they came from.”
Svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and head of legal and business affairs Chris Matson negotiated the deal with Kevin Iwashina and Christine D’Souza of Preferred Content and Graham Taylor of WME.