Sony Pictures confirmed a release date for Clea DuVall’s upcoming romantic comedy “Happiest Season.” The holiday rom-com is co-financed by Entertainment One and TriStar Pictures, and will release on November 20, 2020. Sony Pictures also confirmed that eOne will handle distribution for the UK and Canada with TriStar Pictures distributing in all other territories.
Mackenzie Davis joins Kristen Stewart in the film, which is scheduled to begin production in January 2020. As we mentioned earlier, Clea DuVall is directing the film, working from a script she wrote with Mary Holland. The film marks DuVall’s first studio project.
According to the studio, “Happiest Season” follows the story of a young woman (Stewart) whose plan to propose to her girlfriend (Davis) while at her family’s annual holiday party is upended when she discovers her partner hasn’t yet come out to her conservative parents.
The film is most likely hoping to bank on the marketing provided by “Charlie’s Angels,” which is also starring Kristen Stewart and releasing the weekend before “Happiest Season,” to promote interest in the comedy. While still a distant release date, there are quite a few major releases already scheduled for the month of November that “Happiest Season” will have to battle. Tim Miller’s “Terminator: Dark Fate” is starting off the month against Edward Norton’s ensemble crime-thriller “Motherless Brooklyn.” The following weekend is the release of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Midway,” and the horror-thriller “Doctor Sleep” with Ewan McGregor. That weekend also has a holiday rom-com, “Last Christmas” from Paul Feig, starring Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson. That’s the weekend before “Happiest Holiday” releases in theaters, which is a week before “Frozen 2” dominates the box office.
Hannah Minghella and Shary Shirazi are overseeing “Happiest Holiday” for TriStar Pictures. Nick Meyer and Zev Foreman are overseeing for eOne. Clea DuVall is represented by Gersh and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis. Mary Holland is represented by ICM Partners, Primary Wave Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
Find more updates and announcements in the Tech & Lifestyle section.
Subscribe to Slanted Updates for your Daily Dose of Awesome