Joel David Moore’s ‘Youth in Oregon’ Lands US Distributor in Orion, Samuel Goldwyn Films

Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate and Mary Kay Place star in euthanasia road trip drama

Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired the domestic rights to “Youth in Oregon,” directed by “Avatar” star Joel David Moore.

“Youth” was a Tribeca premiere that will also screen at the forthcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Frank Langella, Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas, Nicola Peltz and Alex Shaffer star in the drama.

“This beautiful film tackles one of humanity’s most universal dilemmas, told through the lens of an estranged, intimacy-parched family that has to bear the burden of a patriarch’s decision to leave them all behind,” Moore said of the drama.

Langella stars as Raymond, a cranky patriarch on the eve of his 80th birthday who decides to be euthanized in Oregon, 3,000 miles from his hometown. His son-in-law (Crudup) agrees to drive Raymond and his wife Estelle (Place) the distance and attempt to change his mind about assisted suicide along the way.

Stefan Nowicki, Joey Carey and Morgan White of Sundial Pictures serve as producers, with Sirad Balducci and Barbara Fiorentino co-producing. Frank Langella and Ross Dinerstein are executive producers.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Samuel Goldwyn Films by Peter Goldwyn with Ben Weiss and Meghan Oliver of Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.

“Youth in Oregon” hits U.S. theaters and VOD on Feb. 3.