Best Sellers (film)
Best Sellers is a comedy-drama film directed by Lina Roessler and written by Anthony Grieco that will be released in 2021. Michael Caine, Aubrey Plaza, Scott Speedman, Ellen Wong, Veronica Ferres, and Cary Elwes are among the cast members.
The film was a part of the Berlin International Film Festival’s official selection. Screen Media Films and Mongrel Media released it in the United States and Canada on September 17, 2021.
Best Sellers film Release Date
The film was chosen, but owing to Covid-19, it did not have its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in March. Screen Media Films purchased the film’s U.S. distribution rights in July 2021. On September 17, 2021, it was released in the United States and Canada.
Best Sellers film Storyline
Plot Summary & Review
In order to salvage his publishing house, a grumpy novelist must participate in a book tour.
Anthony Grieco wrote Best Sellers, which stars Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza in the key roles. A grouchy old novelist sells his work to a teenage publisher to help her save her father’s publishing legacy. Following that, both characters embark on an emotional journey that will help them to their different conclusions.
Lucy comes up with a name while brainstorming: Harris Shaw, a legendary author whose only work, “Atomic Autumn,” was published by Lucy’s father 50 years ago. Rachel believes he may be dead because no one has heard from him in years. Lucy, on the other hand, takes a chance and digs up Shaw’s contract. They discover that Shaw received a $25,000 advance from the corporation and owes them a book in exchange. However, the contract stipulates that no changes or updates to the author’s manuscript shall be made. In exchange, the author must market the book as requested by the publisher.
Rachel advises Lucy against contacting the grumpy Harris Shaw, but Lucy is adamant. On their journey to Shaw’s home in Westchester, the two read about his violent and inappropriate behavior. Lucy knocks humbly on the door, but when no one responds, they trespass on the property. Lucy and Rachel are rudely asked to leave by the eccentric Harris Shaw, who brandishes a rifle and points it at them. Lucy has no choice but to sell her father’s company to an interested buyer, Jack Sinclair (Scott Speedman), owner of Sinclair Publishing, after failing to get a book from Shaw.
Shaw enters the room and sets his latest book, “The Future is X-Rated,” on the table before Lucy takes the big step. Lucy cancels the arrangement with Sinclair after reading the new book, which gives her new hope. Shaw is informed about the contract, which requires him to assist the publisher in promoting the book. Lucy thinks she’s hit the jackpot when Shaw hesitantly agrees. Still, it’s only the start of a tumultuous emotional roller coaster.
Best Sellers film Cast
- Michael Caine as Harris Shaw
- Aubrey Plaza as Lucy Stanbridge
- Scott Speedman as Jack Sinclair
- Ellen Wong as Rachel Spence
- Cary Elwes as Halpren Nolan
- Veronica Ferres as Drew Davis
Best Sellers film Wiki
- Directed by Lina Roessler
- Written by Anthony Grieco
- Produced by
Wayne Marc Godfrey
- Cinematography Claudine Sauvé
- Edited by Arthur Tarnowski
- Music by Paul Leonard-Morgan
- Production companies
Wishing Tree Productions
- R U Robot
- Distributed by
Screen Media Films (United States)
Mongrel Media (Canada)
- Release date
March 1, 2021 (Berlinale)
September 17, 2021 (United States and Canada)
- Countries United States & Canada
- Language English