Julianne Moore's 'Still Alice' to Get Oscar-Qualifying Run
Sony Pictures Classics moves to ensure that the actress' performance will be part of this year's awards conversation
Confirming its plans to enter Julianne Moore’s performance in Still Alice in this year’s awards race, Sony Pictures Classics announced Friday that it will give the drama, which it picked up at the Toronto Film Festival, a one-week awards-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles in December. The film’s wide release has been scheduled for Jan. 16.
In the film, Moore plays a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It is co-directed and co-written by the team of Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, who also collaborated on 2006’s Quinceanera, which SPC also released. It is produced by Lex Lutzus, James Brown and Pamela Koffler and executive produced by Marie Savare, Christine Vachon of Killer Films, Maria Shriver, Emilie Georges, Nicholas Shumaker, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler.
The film also is slated to screen Oct. 13 as the closing night film for the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival.