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Ben is Back l LD/Lionsgate/Roadside l December 7, 2018 l Lucas Hedges, Julia Roberts star l Peter Hedges directs

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Ben Is Back,” the drama starring Lucas Hedges and Julia Roberts, is getting an awards season release on Dec. 7.


LD Entertainment, Lionsgate, and Roadside Attractions will partner on U.S. distribution for the film, which will be directed by Lucas Hedges’ real-life father, Peter Hedges.


Lucas Hedges, who was nominated for an Academy Award for “Manchester by the Sea,” will portray a charming yet troubled man who returns home to his unsuspecting family on Christmas Eve. His wary mother (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son’s return, but soon learns that he is still very much in harm’s way. Courtney B. Vance and Kathryn Newton also star.


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It sounds like the Christmas version of Beautiful Boy. Such similarity may not be to its advantage, but the Christmas target might work in its favor demographic-wise. Plus, Roadside Attractions is handling distribution, and they do a pretty good job.

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12 hours ago, CoolioD1 said:

You must've missed when this gem resurfaced during awards season:



Anyway, it's kinda funny how there's been a paucity of acclaimed young actors for the past decade or so (while there's been no shortage of actresses) and then these two (Chalamet and Hedges) have emerged snatching up all of the good roles for actors in their age group left and right, including competing for some of the same roles (Hedges auditioned for Chalamet's role in Interstellar and Chalamet was apparently considered for Manchester by the Sea before Hedges got the part). They're probably gonna be competing for parts for the rest of their careers.

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39 minutes ago, TombRaider said:

is Lucas Hedges  the best actor of his gen? he seems to appear in so many 'oscar' movies


Manchester frente al marLady BirdTres anuncios en las afueras
I hope julia can snatch another oscar nom, love her


I certainly can't wait to watch his career unfold. He definitely seems like the real deal.

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