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Official Poster, Pics, Release Dates For "The Magic Of Belle Isle" (Morgan Freeman As A Reclusive Writer/Drunk)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act April 7, 2012 at 12:21PM

Can't say I've heard much buzz around this project, although it won't be out until July 6th, which seems like an odd date to release a drama like this. But maybe the thinking is that it could be a bit of counter programming, given what will be a deluge of mega-budgeted summer action flicks.
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Can't say I've heard much buzz around this project, although it won't be out until July 6th, which seems like an odd date to release a drama like this. But maybe the thinking is that it could be a bit of counter programming, given what will be a deluge of mega-budgeted summer action flicks.

Directed by Rob Reiner, The Magic Of Belle Isle stars Morgan Freeman as Monte Wildhorn "a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends the family next door including a single mother (Virginia Madsen) and her young daughters who help him find inspiration again."

I wonder if he romances Madsen's character... just wondering :)

The film, which co-stars Kenan Thompson, Fred Willard and Madeline Carroll, was been picked up by Magnolia Pictures, with plans to release it in theaters and VOD this summer. The specific release schedule will see the film released first on VOD on June 1st, and then in theaters on July 6th, continuing Magnolia's VOD/theatrical mix release strategy. I'm working to get someone from Magnolia to chat with me on how successful they've been with it.

No trailer for it yet, but check its official poster has been released and is embedded below. Also, check out a few pics:

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