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Tribeca Film Acquires Edward Burns' 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' For Holiday Multi-Platform Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood September 5, 2012 at 3:56PM

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Toronto-bound "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," a domestic drama written, directed and starring Edward Burns. On this Irish-American working class family comedy, Burns brings back old pals Connie Britton and Michael McGlone, who co-starred in Burns' 1995 debut "The Brothers McMullen."
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Edward Burns and Connie Britton in 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas.'
Image courtesy Tribeca Film Edward Burns and Connie Britton in 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas.'

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Toronto-bound "The Fitzgerald Family Christmas," a domestic drama written, directed and starring Edward Burns. The distributor also released "Newlyweds" on multiple platforms. On this Irish-American working class family comedy, Burns brings back old pals Connie Britton and Michael McGlone, who co-starred in Burns' 1995 debut "The Brothers McMullen."

Burns tells the tale of adult siblings who deal with the wish of their estranged father (Ed Lauter) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he ditched his family two decades ago. Noah Emmerich, Kerry Bishé and Caitlin FitzGerald also star.

"The Fitzgerald Family Christmas" will premiere in Toronto on September 9. Tribeca plans to release the film in the late November holiday season.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.