Andrew Jarecki, the filmmaker behind 2003’s riveting documentary Capturing the Friedmans, has finally found a theatrical distributor for his first feature film All Good Things, starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst. Magnolia Pictures has acquired all rights to the drama and will release the film this December.
Jarecki, who founded MovieFone prior to becoming a filmmaker, bought his film back from the Weinstein Co. in March after waiting over a year for the beleaguered player to release the drama he filmed back in 2008. All Good Things was inspired by the real-life story of Robert Durst, the real estate scion suspected of, but never tried for, killing his wife Kathie, who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. “Because it is impossible to know exactly what happened, we have not tried to replicate the history of the case, but to capture the emotion and complexity of this unsolved mystery that has for years been kept hidden from public view,” says Jarecki, who produced the film along with Marc Smerling, Michael London, and Bruna Papandrea. Jarecki developed the script with Smerling and Marcus Hinchey.
The Weinstein Co. will handle the foreign sales of the film but Jarecki is counting on the team who released Friedmans to distribute his latest endeavor stateside. All Good Things will be the second Gosling drama to bow in December. Ironically, the Weinstein Co. will bow the Sundance hit Blue Valentine, where Gosling stars opposite Michelle Williams, on Dec. 31.