Arguably one of the biggest hits at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, will be released on a limited platform basis on July 1, by Fox Searchlight, the studio announced Tuesday.
The Alfonso Gomez-Rejon-directed drama won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for best U.S. Dramatic Feature, before being acquired by Searchlight and Indian Paintbrush last month.
The film, which Jesse Andrews wrote based on his novel, follows Greg (Thomas Mann), a senior coasting through his last year of high school, avoiding social interaction as much as possible. Greg secretly makes bizarre films with Earl (R.J. Cyler), his one and only friend. But his anonymity and friendship are compromised when his mother (Connie Britton) forces him to befriend a classmate diagnosed with leukemia.
Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, and Molly Shannon co-star.