By Kate Ward
Updated August 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM EDT
Credit: Van Redin

We’ve been waiting three long years, but, finally, we can look forward to the Julia Roberts vehicle Fireflies in the Garden to hit theaters this fall. The film — which co-stars Ryan Reynolds and first screened at the Berlin Film Festival in 2008 — will be self-released by its filmmakers Oct. 12 in Los Angeles and New York. (Though the film opened overseas in 2008, its release in the U.S. was halted after its former production company, Senator Entertainment, shut down.) Fireflies follows one family forced to cope with the consequences of a sudden tragedy. Roberts plays the matriarch of the family, while Reynolds plays a famous romance novelist intertwined with the story.

Those of you between the coasts could see Fireflies in your local theaters as well. Producers behind the film, written and directed by Dennis Lee, intend to expand following its limited release. “I am so pleased our film will finally get a theatrical release in the U.S.,” Lee said in a statement released to press. “Anyone familiar with our story knows the road to this moment has been paved with challenges. It’s not lost on me how much care and determination it took to bring Fireflies to light.”

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