Jesse Eisenberg Movie A Real Pain Sells to Searchlight Pictures – The Hollywood Reporter contentnexus4u

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A Real Pain starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin has landed at Searchlight Pictures, with a theatrical release planned for this year.

The film stars Eisenberg and Culkin as cousins who travel to their grandmother’s native Poland to partake in a Holocaust tour. Jennifer Grey and Will Sharpe also star.

A Real Pain, which screened in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, marked Eisenberg’s second time behind the camera on a feature and earned a standing ovation during its premiere screening. It has quickly become the go-to movie to see thus far.

“It requires emotional acuity and generosity of spirit for a filmmaker to mine painful history while providing subtle access pathways for audiences from entirely different backgrounds to find their way in. Acknowledging the universality of his underlying themes, Eisenberg does that, with soulful maturity,” reads David Rooney’s review for The Hollywood Reporter.

Dave McCary, Emma Stone and Ali Herting produced along with Ewa Puszczynska and Jennifer Semler. Executive producers are Ryan Heller of Topic Studios, Jennifer Westin, Michael Bloom, and Kevin Kelly.

WME Independent and CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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