After surprising audiences in Park City with a secret screening, Jason Reitman‘s “Tully” heads to Florida. The film premieres as the Opening Night selection at the Miami Film Festival.
The film is directed by four-time Academy Award nominee Reitman. He was previously nominated for “Juno” and “Up in the Air.”
“Tully” reunites Reitman with his “Juno” writer, Academy Award winner Diablo Cody. They also collaborated on the 2011 film “Young Adult” with Charlize Theron. The trio are back together for this film as Reitman directs, Cody writes, and Theron stars.
Marlo (Theron) is a busy mother of three whose brother sends help in the form of a nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis). Mark Duplass and Ron Livingston also star.
Jaie Laplante, director for the Miami Film Festival, discussed the Opening Night selection:
“Charlize Theron’s fearless performance as a struggling suburban mother on the brink of losing mental control is made possible by another brilliant collaboration by the creators of Juno and Young Adult. ‘Tully’ is both a parable and a salve for our stressed-out times – it reminds us all of who we are, and there is no more beautiful way to open our 35th edition than with this film.”
Festival organizers also announced that Isabelle Huppert will receive the Precious Gem – Icon Award. Huppert is the most nominated actress in the history of France’s César Awards. She has won Best Actress twice at the Cannes Film Festival, and she was nominated for an Academy Award last year for the film, “Elle.”
The Miami Film Festival runs from March 9-18 and is organized by Miami Dade College.