The trailer for The Cabin In The Woods went online today. The horror thriller that stars Chris Hemsworth was finished before his breakthrough as Thor. Directed by Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard, who co-wrote it with Joss Whedon, the MGM project stalled because of that company’s financial problems and Lionsgate made a deal to distribute it, eventually setting it to open April 13, 2012. Cast includes Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, Brian White, Amy Acker, Reila Aphrodite and Jodelle Ferland.
Adopt Films has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to Debbie Goodstein’s semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy-drama Mighty Fine, the distributor’s co-managing executive Jeff Lipsky announced. Set in the 1970s, Mighty Fine is the story of Joe Fine, a high-spirited man who relocates his family — wife Stella, and daughters Nathalie and Maddie — from Brooklyn to New Orleans in search of a better life and palatial home, but his dreams and extravagance far exceed his means. Chazz Palminteri (Bullets Over Broadway, A Bronx Tale) and Andie MacDowell (sex lies and videotape, Groundhog Day) play the parents, and Jodelle Ferland (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Tideland) and Rainey Qualley (MacDowell’s daughter, in her debut) play the daughters. Adopt plans a 2012 Memorial Day weekend platform rollout.