Amazon Studios will release acclaimed playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo’s Brittany Runs a Marathon 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?
Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial debut with this bright, brisk, and surprisingly nuanced comedy. The irresistible cast, led by Jillian Bell, infuses Brittany’s story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs a Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational; the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friends—and dignity—by taking control of her her future, one city block at a time.
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.