Destination Wedding is coming to theaters next August 31, and On Demand/Digital in September 7th. Today Winona and Keanu Reeves attended press to promote the movie. Check in our gallery some pictures taken during a photocall made at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.
Our gallery was updated with some brand new Destination Wedding promotional stills, check it by following the links below:
The first trailer for Destination Wedding, reuniting Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, was released earlier today.
Director and writer Victor Levin tells PEOPLE he was just as excited as everyone else to get these two back together.
“As a fan, I have such longstanding love for both of them and for their work, so it feels really good to see them together again,” Levin says. “And as a filmmaker, I have the benefit of their having known each other for so long. They have superb natural chemistry together, which is so important for a love story.”
Ryder’s Lindsay and Reeves’ Frank arrive at a destination wedding only to discover they’re the guests no one knows where to put, and are therefore stuck together. Though they hate each other at first, the pessimistic duo start to bond throughout the days-long affair.
“Keanu and Winona are stars for a reason: they have huge talent and skill, and they work very hard,” Levin says. But they also keep it fun. They rehearsed their dialogue together, helped each other, made everybody laugh — they were delightful. They are the movie. It’s about their characters and the healing power of love and laughter.”
Destination Wedding hits theaters August 24.
Destination Wedding, the upcoming romantic comedy film reunion of Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, has been nabbed by Aviron Pictures, according to Deadline. This will be Reeves and Ryder’s fourth film together after Bram Stoker’s Dracula, A Scanner Darkly and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee. Principal photography recently wrapped on the film in central California.
Keanu and Winona will star in Victor Levin’s (5 to 7) comedy Destination Wedding, from Levin’s original script. The film tells the story of two miserable and unpleasant wedding guests, both pariahs at this affair, who develop a mutual affection despite themselves. But to act on those feelings would be to trust hope over experience, a foolish choice indeed.
Sunshine Pictures’ Gail Lyon is producing with Two Camel Films’ Elizabeth Dell. Robert Jones is producing for The Fyzz Facility, which is fully financing the film. Elevated’s Cassian Elwes and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey are executive producing. Aviron Pictures has the North American rights in a deal that reportedly came after Bloom, who is selling offshore rights, showed buyers a five minute sizzle reel.
EW has published today the first promotional image of Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder in the upcoming Destination Wedding. Enjoy!
Principal photography on Destination Wedding wrapped earlier this summer in central California. A release date has yet to be announced.
Back in 2003 Winona gave her voice to “The Day My God Died“, a documentary telling the stories of young girls whose lives have been shattered by the child sex slave trade. Now, she’s once again narrating “It Tolls For Thee“, the story of Mary Elmes, an Irishwoman who fled Franco’s forces in civil war-torn Spain, risked her life to save Jewish prisoners from the gas chambers and was jailed by the Nazis. Mary Elmes has become the first Irish person to be honoured as “Righteous Among the Nations” by Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
According to The Times, the film started to be screened in Dublin this past weekend.
Through an intriguing conspiracy of circumstance and courage, Irishwoman Mary Elmes found herself centre stage in two of the major theatres of warfare in the twentieth century. During the civil war in Spain, Mary Elmes took the children away from the bombs raining down from German and Italian bombers. Yet within a few years the world was plunged into an even greater conflict and the first industrial scale attempt to eradicate an entire people had begun. Once more, ‘doing nothing’ was not an option for Mary.
Narrated by Winona Ryder and featuring a wealth of personal archive as well as contributions from those who were spared the death camps because of Mary Elmes, this is a story of unadulterated goodness set in a world of seemingly all-consuming darkness.