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Lois Smith and Jon Hamm-Led Marjorie Prime Film Acquires US Distribution

The film is adapted by Michael Almereyda from Jordan Harrison's play.

Jon Hamm and Lois Smith in the film adaptation of Marjorie Prime.
(© Sean Price Williams)

A mid-2017 release date is planned for the film adaptation of Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize finalist Marjorie Prime. The film is adapted and directed by Michael Almereyda, and stars Lois Smith, who repeats the role she originated onstage.

Film distributor FilmRise has acquired the American distribution rights and plans to release it theatrically in mid-2017. It will also be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video later this year. The company is also planning a fall awards season push centered around Smith.

Smith was nominated for Tonys for her performances in The Grapes of Wrath and Buried Child. In 2005-06, she played Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful at Signature Theatre, for which she received five awards: an Obie, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and the Kingsley-Evans Award.

The film also stars Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, and Tim Robbins.