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Sony Pictures Classics to release Gus Van Sant's drama 'Restless'

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Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it will release director Gus Van Sant’s latest drama, Restless. The film — a coming-of-age story about a terminally ill teenage girl (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with a boy (Harry Hopper, son of the late Dennis Hopper) who likes to attend funerals — was originally slated to be released by Sony Pictures this past January 28 but was pulled from that date and will now be released by Sony’s specialty division some time this fall. A fall release would presumably give the offbeat film (which also involves the ghost of a World War II kamikaze pilot) a better shot at building awards-season buzz. Van Sant’s last film, 2008’s Milk, earned eight Academy Award nominations.

Here’s the trailer for Restless: