Filed under: Film | Tags: 2001, Film, Grant Cogswell, grassroots, monorail, Richard McIver, seattle, Seattle City Council, stephen gyllenhaal
After wrapping up 30 days of filming in Seattle last summer, hardly a peep has been heard from Stephen Gyllenhaal’s political comedy Grassroots. Starring Jason Biggs (American Pie) and Joel David Moore (Avatar), the film based on the quirky 2001 Seattle City Council race between Grant Cogswell and Richard McIver is showing signs of life. Gyllenhaal recently posted a video to the Grassroots YouTube page that answers some burning questions from fans. What we can say for sure: the film is in the final editing stages and has definite distribution, but it will not be premiering at SIFF, which takes place next month. Gyllenhaal does promise a big Seattle premiere for the film in support of the struggling Washington film incentive program. He also pointed at a release date around January 2012 to tie into the election primaries. So what can people expect in the meantime? Gyllenhaal hints at some Grassroots-themed contests leading up to the release of the film. Stay tuned (or, to quote the director, “involved”) to hear about future Grassroots updates.
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