Lucas Hedges-Julia Roberts Drama ‘Ben Is Back’ Sets Awards Season Release
“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.
Vance and Kathryn Newton also star.Black Bear Pictures & Color Force produced the film with 30West and Black Bear fully financing the project.
Producers are Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Teddy Schwarzman and Peter Hedges.
Executive producers are Daniel Steinman, Micah Green, Dan Friedkin, Ben Stillman, Michael Heimler, Jane Evans,
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