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Joe Bell is a biographical road movie directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green in 2020, based on a screenplay by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Mark Wahlberg, Reid Miller, and Connie Britton feature in the picture, which is based on the actual tale of a father and his gay son who set out on a cross-country walk to bond.
Joe Bell made its global premiere on September 14, 2020, at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was released in the United States by Roadside Attractions on July 23, 2021. Critics were split on whether the film was feel-good and uplifting or reductive and manufactured, giving it mixed reviews.
Cary Joji Fukunaga was named as the director of the picture in April 2015, based on a script by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana. Under their VisionChaos Productions and Parliament of Owls banners, Fukunaga would produce the film, while Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, and Eva Maria Daniels would produce it under their respective VisionChaos Productions and Parliament of Owls banners. The film would be produced and distributed by A24.
On September 14, 2020, the film, titled Good Joe Bell, had its global premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Solstice Studios bought the film’s distribution rights for $20 million shortly after. It was supposed to come out on February 19, 2021. It was, however, removed from the schedule. In May 2021, it was revealed that Roadside Attractions had purchased the film’s distribution rights from Solstice and had scheduled a July 23, 2021 release date, with Vertical Entertainment to distribute the film digitally after its theatrical premiere.
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