David Schwimmer's 'Trust' Will Be Released With an R Rating
Millennium Entertainment had appealed the ruling earlier this month.
David Schwimmer's upcoming film Trust, about the dangers of online predators, will be released with an R rating.
The MPAA's Classification and Rating Appeals Board on Wednesday upheld the rating originally given to the movie for "disturbing material involving the rape of a teen, language, sexual content and some violence."
Millennium Entertainment appealed the ruling earlier this month, with hopes that the film would be released with a PG-13 rating. Executive producer Avi Lerner had said in a statement that it was important for the film be seen by teenagers, especially as a cautionary tale.
Like Blue Valentine, which received a harsher NC-17 but was successfully downgraded to an R, Schwimmer, who directed the film, had said that he would not modify the film in order to receive a lesser rating.
The Appeals Board heard statements from Lerner and Nu Image's vp of post-production George Gale.
Trust stars Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. The film opens in the U.S. on April 1.