Phase 4 Films Acquires ‘Precious’ Producer’s Directorial Debut ‘Long Time Gone’

Virginia Madsen stars as woman reeling from her husband's infidelity

Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Sarah Siegel-Magness’ “Long Time Gone,” a drama starring Virginia Madsen, Amanda Crew and Zach Gilford.

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Madsen plays Augusta, a Connecticut resident who has a nervous breakdown after discovering her husband is having an affair. Her son tries to comfort her with the help of his older brother (Gilford) and live-in girlfriend (Crew).

Anthony LaPaglia and Eva Longoria also star in the directorial debut of Siegel-Magness, who produced “Precious.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Sarah on her directorial debut after her past success as a producer,” Phase 4 president and CEO Ben Meyerowitz said in a statement. “We cannot wait until audiences see the great performances by Virginia Madsen and the rest of the wonderful cast involved.”

Phase 4 will release the film day-and-date in theaters and across all VOD and digital platforms Spring 2013.

“I am thrilled to have Phase 4 release my directorial debut. From the very start, they understood and appreciated our film and their enthusiasm has us very excited to move forward in the next chapter of our film's journey,” Siegel-Magness said in a statement. “Their understanding of the ever changing landscape of the marketplace has us feeling confident that our film is in the right hands.”