Thursday, April 9, 2009

Paper Heart

The comedy PAPER HEART is debuting in theatres in Los Angeles and New York on August 7, 2009 and expanding on August 14. The film, directed by Nicholas Jasenovec and starring Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) alongside Michael Cera (Superbad, Juno), successfully debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival – winning the Waldo Salt Award for best screenplay. Previous winners include The Squid and the Whale, The Station Agent and Memento.

PAPER HEART follows Yi as she embarks on a quest across America to make a documentary about the one subject she doesn’t fully understand: Love. Cera becomes the object of her affection. Weaving together reality and fantasy, the film combines elements of documentary and traditional storytelling to bring a fresh perspective to the modern romance.

Overture will handle worldwide distribution of the film including the North American theatrical release. Its affiliated company, Anchor Bay Entertainment, will distribute the film in the home entertainment market in North America, Australiaand the United Kingdom.

The producers on the film are Sandra Murillo and Elise Salomon and Jasenovec and Yi serve as executive producers. Jasenovec and Yi also share writing credits on the film and Yi composes the film’s music along with Cera.

“By blending a narrative storyline with documentary support, Charlyne and Nick have created something really unique,” said Overture CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett. “We cannot help but be excited to be involved with a film that effectively redefines the classic love story.”

Yi began her career performing stand-up comedy before making her film debut as a giddy stoner in 2007’s Knocked Up.

"This is so exciting! I'm one step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming this generation's Shirley Temple,” said Yi.

PAPER HEART also stars Jake Johnson (Red Belt) who plays the film director documenting Yi’s international journey that includes stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nashville, New York City, Toronto and Paris.

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