Open Road Films to Release Romantic Comedy HOME AGAIN, Starring Reese Witherspoon, Today

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Open Road Films will release the romantic comedy HOME AGAIN on September 8, 2017. The film was written by Hallie Meyers-Shyer and is being directed by Meyers-Shyer in her directorial debut. Nancy Meyers is producing alongside Black Bicycle Entertainment's Erika Olde, who also financed the film. The release date announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

HOME AGAIN is the story of a recently separated mother of two (Witherspoon) whose new life in Los Angeles is overturned when she decides to take in three young, charismatic guys (played by Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudnitsky) who become part of her unconventional family. Along with Reese Witherspoon, Pico Alexander (A Most Violent Year), Nat Wolff (Paper Towns, The Fault in Our Stars) and Jon Rudnitsky (upcoming Relatively Happy), the film stars Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon, Masters Of Sex), Candice Bergen and Lake Bell (No Escape, Childrens Hospital).

IMR International is handling the international sales of HOME AGAIN.

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ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS Open Road Films is a leading, independent, theatrical motion picture company, releasing a diverse slate of star-driven films, which has included multiple #1 releases and enormous critical response. The company was founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition companies in the United States. The uniquely formed company is widely known as a filmmaker-focused distributor that supports both box office hits and top prestige titles.

Open Road Films led the 2016 critically acclaimed film Spotlight to win the Oscar® for Best Picture, becoming the youngest studio in history to win the big prize. The film, which earned almost $45 million at the U.S. box-office, stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d'Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup was directed by Tom McCarthy, who also won the Oscar® for Best Original Screenplay, with his co-writer (and executive producer) Josh Singer. Spotlight has won numerous high profile critics and guild awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Best Ensemble Award and the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Film. Spotlight also appeared on over 250 critics' Top Ten lists for 2016.

Other notable Open Road Films releases include: Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which took the #1 spot at the box-office during its opening week and received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Screenplay, along with a Golden Globe nomination - it was named one of the best films of 2014 by the AFI and National Board of Review and top critics nationwide; the hit film Chef, written by, directed by and starring Jon Favreau along with Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Oliver Platt, Dustin Hoffman and Robert Downey, Jr.; The Nut Job, which opened to over $25 million at the box office as the highest ever opening for an independent animated film; The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, which opened #1 at the box office; End Of Watch, directed by David Ayer and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, which opened #1 at the box office; Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart; A Haunted House starring Marlon Wayans; and Side Effects, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Channing Tatum.

Upcoming Open Road Films releases include: Midnight Sun (8/4/2017), an emotional drama starring Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger; The Nut Job 2 (8/18/17), the sequel to the 2014 hit animated film, featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Moynihan, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Gabriel Iglesias, Sebastian Maniscalco and Peter Stormare; Home Again (9/8/2017), written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, produced by Nancy Meyers and starring Reese Witherspoon; All I See Is You (9/15/2017), directed by Marc Forster and starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke; Marshall (10/13/2017), starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown from director Reginald Hudlin; and Show Dogs (11/10/17), a live action family comedy from the director of Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Scooby Doo and The Smurfs.

The company, led by industry veteran CEO Tom Ortenberg, is based in Los Angeles.

ABOUT BLACK BICYCLE ENTERTAINMENT Launched in 2014 by filmmaker Erika Olde, Black Bicycle Entertainment develops, finances and produces commercial and prestige feature films. The LA-based company is a talent-friendly home for filmmakers to pursue bold, character-driven material. Black Bicycle Entertainment is in post-production on Susanna White's Woman Walks Ahead starring Jessica Chastain and Whitney Cumming's The Female Brain. The Black Bicycle Entertainment slate also includes November Criminals starring Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz for Sony Worldwide Acquisitions; and Claire and Jake Scott's The Burning Woman - both with Scott Free Productions and written by Brad Ingelsby (Run All Night, Out of the Furnace).



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