SPHE Press Release: Darling Companion (Blu-ray)

Ronald Epstein

Senior HTF Member
Jul 3, 1997
Real Name
Ronald Epstein

“A true gem!”

-Pete Hammond, Deadline Hollywood

Academy Award® winners
Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline star in


Arrives on Blu-rayTM and DVD August 28th

Also Starring Oscar® winner Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard
Elizabeth Moss, Mark Duplass and Ayelet Zurer

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (June 28, 2012) – DARLING COMPANION, the witty comedy starring Academy Award® winners Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, debuts on Blu-rayTM and DVD August 28th from Sony Pictures Classics and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The heartwarming film from four-time Academy Award nominee writer/director Lawrence Kasdan,[1] brings together an all-star ensemble, which, in addition to Keaton (Annie Hall (1978) – Best Actress in a Leading Role) and Kline (A Fish Called Wanda (1989) – Best Actor in a Supporting Role) includes two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway (1995) – Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Hannah and Her Sisters (1987) – Best Actress in a Supporting Role), Academy Award nominees Richard Jenkins (The Visitor (2009) – Best Actor in a Leading Role), Sam Shepard (The Right Stuff(1984) – Best Actor in a Supporting Role), Elizabeth Moss (TV’s “Mad Men”), Mark Duplass (TV’s “The League”) and Ayelet Zurer (Angels & Demons).

DARLING COMPANION Blu-rayTM and DVD special features include three behind-the-scenes featurettes, “On the Red Carpet: New York Premiere,” providing a look from the red carpet, as well as commentary with Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan and Kevin Kline.

The film was written by Lawrence Kasdan and Academy Award nominee Meg Kasdan (Grand Canyon (1992) – Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen); both served as executive producers with John J. Kelly (Warrior) and Christine Kunewa Walker (Thin Ice). Anthony Bregman (Our Idiot Brother) and Elizabeth Redleaf (Thin Ice) produced.

Synopsis: A long-married couple reunites with their children for their daughter's wedding in the mountains. When the husband loses the family dog, the wife enlists the help of the remaining guests and chaos ensues, as each member of the search party is affected by the adventure in unexpected ways.

Blu-rayTM & DVD Special Features include:
· Commentary with writer/director Lawrence Kasdan, writer/producer Meg Kasdan and
Kevin Kline

· Darling Companion: Behind the Scenes Featurette
· Behind the Scenes: Lawrence Kasdan Featurette
· Finding Freeway: Dog People Featurette
· On the Red Carpet: New York Premiere

DARLING COMPANION has a run time of approximately 104 minutes and is rated PG‑13 (for some sexual content including references, and language). Artwork and clips are available for downloading at www.SPHEPUBLICITY.COM. Visit Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

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