Magnolia Picks Up Juno Temple & Riley Keough Film 'Jack and Diane'
I never thought the day would come! We've been writing about this film, Jack and Diane, for years, ever since Olivia Thirlby told us about it back in 2007. She's not even in it anymore and various young actresses have become attached off and on, but this coming-of-age "wildly original love story" is finally shot and in post-production, and news hit today that it got a distributor, too. Anne Thompson and The Playlist both reported that Magnolia Pictures picked up Jack and Diane for distribution. The film stars Juno Temple and Riley Keough as Diane and Jack, two lesbian teenage girls but it turns out one of them is a werewolf.
The official synopsis is thus: Jack and Diane are two teenage girls who meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously, quickly striking up a passionate love affair. But when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week, she tries to push her away. Diane struggles to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her monster-like visions. In addition to Temple and Keough, the cast includes Kylie Minogue, Jena Malone, Cara Seymour, Neal Huff and Leo Fitzpatrick. A Magnolia exec called the film, written and directed by Bradley Rust Gray, a "wildly original love story that blew us away." I have been very curious to see this ever since we first wrote about it.
That photo at the top is actually a new "first look" as revealed by The Playlist, but it's hardly much to look at. However, that site did also reveal that stop-animation artists the Brothers Quay will providing animated sequences for the film. Wait - what?! This entire premise already seems intriguing to me, but now knowing that it will animated sequences as well just takes it to a whole other level. My interest is definitely piqued, now Magnolia just needs to set the release date and start releasing posters and promo material. Stay tuned!