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Amazon’s ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ with Jillian Bell gets summer release

Jillian Bell in Brittany Runs a Marathon

Amazon Studios will release Brittany Runs a Marathon, the directorial debut from acclaimed playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, in theaters on August 23, 2019, and expand in additional theaters the weeks to follow. The Sundance Audience Award-winner stars Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock and Alice Lee. Producers are Matthew Plouffe and Tobey Maguire of Material Pictures and Margot Hand of Picture Films, and executive produced by Richard Weinberg, Jillian Bell and Paul Downs Colaizzo.

Brittany Forgler is a hilarious, friendly, hot mess of a New Yorker who always knows how to have a good time, but at 27, her late-night adventures and early-morning walks-of-shame are starting to catch up to her. When she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score some Adderall, she finds herself slapped with a prescription she never wanted. Forced to face reality for the first time in a long time, Brittany laces up her Converse and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but is she on the right path?

As previously announced, Amazon Studios will release Nisha Ganatra’s Late Night,written, produced and starring Mindy Kaling, nationwide in theaters on June 7, and Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s One Child Nation on August 9 in select theaters. Additional titles this year include Ritesh Batra’s Photograph, Scott Z. Burns’ The Report starring Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Jon Hamm, Tom Harper’s The Aeronauts starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, Bert & Bertie’s Troop Zero starring Viola Davis, Allison Janney and Mckenna Grace,and Benedict Andrews’ Against All Enemies starring Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell and Anthony Mackie. 

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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