Eureka get LUCKY!
Eureka Entertainment has announced that it has acquired the distribution rights (UK and Ireland) to the charming and moving comedic drama Lucky, John Carroll Lynch’s directorial debut featuring Harry Dean Stanton (Cool Hand Luke; Alien; Paris, Texas; Repo Man) in his last starring role.
Lucky follows the spiritual journey of Harry Dean Stanton’s character ‘Lucky’ a cantankerous, self-reliant 90 year old atheist and the quirky characters that inhabit the Arizona town where he lives. Having out-lived and out-smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of self-exploration, leading towards that which is so often unattainable: enlightenment.
It is the directorial debut from John Carroll Lynch, an in-demand character actor who has played roles in the likes of Fargo and Zodiac. The cast also features director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive, Blue Velvet), Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Swingers, Office Space), Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere), and Tom Skerritt (Alien, Top Gun, Contact).
Steve Hills, Head of Eureka’s PR and Press commented “We are extremely excited and honoured to be releasing this uplifting, wonderfully created paean to one of the most iconic actors of any era. Harry Dean Stanton is such a captivating actor, his characters are always complicated, and this one’s a beautiful performance that fittingly ends his career. Director John Carroll Lynch may not be instantly recognisable to most audiences based on his name alone but when they get a look at him, they can immediately place him as one of the most reliable character actors working today. On the big screen, he has worked with such legendary filmmakers as the Coen Brothers (Fargo), David Fincher (Zodiac), Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) and Martin Scorsese (Shutter Island), so he has had plenty of directing mentors to inspire him . Now Lynch has moved behind the camera to make his directorial debut, based on the results, he has what it takes as a filmmaker to give up the day job and concentrate solely on directing if he chooses to do so”
Managing Director Ruth Schofield added “This is an extremely important acquisition for Eureka Entertainment, as the film has the potential to be one of our biggest releases to date. It is heartwarming to see to see all the outpourings of love for Harry Dean Stanton and his work over his 60-year career… he has many fans! The film also features filmmaker David Lynch (arguably the most important director of this era) in a rare acting role, who will also be of great interest to our loyal audience!”
Lucky has received rave reviews following its US release just days after his death at age 91, including Variety’s Joe Leydon who described the film as “an unassumingly wonderful little film about nothing in particular and everything that’s important.”
Lucky, premiered in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival 2017 and has since screened in Scotland at the Glasgow Film Festival 2018, and will be released by Eureka Entertainment in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) later this year, ahead of a home video release.