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Release picture clears up for Gus Van Sant's 'Restless'

March 31, 2011 |  4:21 pm


It was pulled from January and the Sundance schedule, but Gus Van Sant’s “Restless” won’t stay hidden for much longer. Sony Pictures Classics on Thursday confirmed this Indiewire story from December that it will release the movie.

"Restless" was made by SPC parent Sony Pictures, but the company decided to scotch the Jan. 28, 2011 release date and the Sundance premiere that would have preceded it.

The film is considered a potential candidate for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival, and could also make the rounds at the fall film festivals. SPC did not disclose a commercial release date for the picture, though a spokeswoman did confirm a fall release.

Van Sant had his biggest hit in a decade with his last movie, the 2008 gay-rights biopic “Milk.” His new movie stars Mia Wasikowska as a girl who is diagnosed with a serious illness and follows the relationship she then develops with another teen (Henry Hopper, son of Dennis). The movie is a next-generation effort in another way, too: It marks  the producing debut of actress Bryce Dallas Howard, daughter of Hollywood heavyweight Ron Howard.

--Steven Zeitchik


Photo: Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper in "Restless." Credit: Sony Pictures Classics