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Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Gets Focus Release Date

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 27, 2014 at 3:41PM

Zach Braff reveals the new release date on 'Wish I Was Here' to his Kickstarter donors.
'Wish I Was Here'
'Wish I Was Here'

Director-star Zach Braff gave his Kickstarter donors the breaking news on the release date of his Sundance film "Wish I Was Here." Peter Schlessel's new management team at Focus Features scooped up the relationship comedy starring Braff, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Mandy Patinkin after its January 18 Sundance premiere. They will open the comedy this summer on July 18, 2014, exclusive in NY and LA.  “Wish I Was Here” will then expand on July 25th and again on August 1st. Backers who pledged for advance screenings rewards will be invited to attend early previews in their local markets. 

Braff controversially Kickstarted his follow-up to "Garden State," crowd-funding more than $3 million for "Wish I Was Here." Here's our Sundance review roundup

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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.