99 Homes

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99 Homes
99 Homes.jpg
Directed by Ramin Bahrani
Produced by Ashok Amritraj
Ramin Bahrani
Andrew Garfield
Justin Nappi
Kevin Turen
Written by Ramin Bahrani
Starring Andrew Garfield
Michael Shannon
Laura Dern
Noah Lomax
Music by Antony Partos
Cinematography Bobby Bukowski
Production
company
Noruz Films
Release dates
  • August 29, 2014 (2014-08-29) (Venice)
  • September 2014 (2014-09) (TIFF)
Running time
112 minutes
Country United States
Language English

99 Homes is a 2014 American drama film directed and written by Ramin Bahrani. The film stars Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern and Noah Lomax. It has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.[1][2] It is also scheduled to be screened in the Special Presentations section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.[3]

Plot[edit]

99 Homes is a story about a father who struggles to get back the home that his family was evicted from by working for the greedy real estate broker who's the source of his frustration.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

On July 24, 2013 Andrew Garfield joined the drama film 99 Homes to play as Dennis Nash, an unemployed contractor who loses his home to foreclosure.[4] Later on 13 September, Michael Shannon joined the cast of the film, he'll play Rick Carver, who teaches Dennis the legal and illegal ins and outs of the foreclosure game.[5] On December 10, Laura Dern also joined the cast of the film to play Lynn Nash, Dennis’s widowed mother.[6] On January 6, 2014, Noah Lomax joined the cast of the film to play Connor Nash, Dennis' sarcastic son.[7]

Filming[edit]

The filming of 99 Homes began on November 18, 2013 in New Orleans which took a holidays break from Christmas to New Year on December 20.[8] Later the film resumed shooting on January 6, 2014.[9]

Music[edit]

The film's music will be scored by Antony Partos.[10]

Awards[edit]

Venice International Film Festival (2014) – SIGNIS Award Honorable Mention

Venice International Film Festival (2014) Young Jury Members – Best Film

Marketing[edit]

Following its 2014 Toronto International Film Festival premiere, the film was acquired by Broad Green Pictures for three million dollars. It is scheduled to be released sometime during Spring 2015 with an accompanying awards run for Garfield and Shannon especially.[11]

A still featuring Garfield and Shannon was released on August 5, 2014, from the from the film by the Entertainment Weekly.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International competition of feature films". Venice. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Venice Film Festival Lineup Announced". Deadline. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Lineup". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Kit, Borys (24 July 2013). "Andrew Garfield to Star in Indie Drama '99 Homes'". hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Gallagher, Brian (13 September 2013). "Michael Shannon Joins Andrew Garfield in 99 Homes". movieweb.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  6. ^ a b Yamato, Jen (10 December 2013). "Laura Dern Joins Andrew Garfield & Michael Shannon in ‘99 Homes’". deadline.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Sneider, Jeff (6 January 2014). "‘Safe Haven’ Actor Noah Lomax to Play Andrew Garfield’s Son in ’99 Homes’". thewrap.com. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Filming in New Orleans: Laura Dern joins NOLA cast of indie drama '99 Homes'". nola.com. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "’99 Homes’, starring Andrew Garfield, resumes filming in New Orleans on Jan. 6". onlocationvacations.com. 24 December 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "Antony Partos to Score Ramin Bahrani’s ’99 Homes’". filmmusicreporter.com. July 23, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/toronto-andrew-garfields-99-homes-731213
  12. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (August 5, 2014). "First look: Andrew Garfield squares off with Michael Shannon in '99 Homes'". ew.com. Retrieved August 7, 2014. 

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