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'Philomena,' Starring Dench and Coogan, Nabs Stateside Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 1, 2013 at 12:30PM

The Weinstein Company has slated Stephen Frears' "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, for a November 22 stateside release. The film gained terrific awards buzz out of Venice and Toronto for Dench's performance as a mother who enlists a journalist in Washington to help find her long-lost son.
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Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in "Philomena"
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in "Philomena"

The Weinstein Company has slated Stephen Frears' "Philomena," starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, for a November 22 stateside release. The film gained terrific awards buzz out of Venice and Toronto for Dench's performance as a mother who enlists a journalist in Washington to help find her long-lost son.

November 22 is the limited date for Los Angeles and New York, with an expansion planned for November 27, in time for Thanksgiving. 

Coogan co-penned the script with Jeff Pope after reading an article about the real-life woman, Philomena Lee, who undertook the search for the son she'd given up for adoption decades earlier. Watch the trailer here, and a humorous clip from the film here. Our TOH! review of the film is here.

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