“Arthur Newman,” the directorial debut of Dante Ariola, chronicles Wallace Avery (Firth), a depressed man loathed by his ex-wife. He stages his own death and heads out on the road where he meets Mike (Blunt), who also wants a fresh start.
Cinedigm will release the film in theaters mid-2013, with on-demand, premium digital, DVD and TV distribution to follow.
“’Arthur Newman’ is perfect for today's audiences… A deeply entertaining film highlighted by touching performances from Colin and Emily that bring real heart and soul to a powerful story of displacement, longing and ultimately, redemption. Moviegoers will leave the theatre moved and uplifted,” Vincent Scordino, vice president of acquisitions for Cinedigm Entertainment Group, said in a statement.
Becky Johnson penned the script for the film, which she also produced alongside Vertebra Films’s Mac Cappuccino, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Alisa Tager.