Release Date: 2012-10-26
NYC and/or LA Release
Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Directors: Ben Lewin
Film Genre(s): Drama
SYNOPSISScripted by Ben Lewin, formerly titled "The Surrogate", this story is about Mark O'Brien, a [quadriplegic] polio victim, who lived most of his life in an iron lung, paralyzed from the neck down. The film, set in the late '80s, "finds the lonely O'Brien contacting a sex surrogate to take his virginity''. It will explore ''O'Brien's manhood and depict his strong spirit through his relationships with nurses, caregivers, a hip priest, and of course, his surrogate." Hawkes will play Mark O'Brien, Hunt will play the title character, while Bloodgood will play Vera, O'Brien's daily caretaker.
- Variety reports that Helen Hunt, Rhea Perlman and Moon Bloodgood have joined this project. - 2011-04-28
- Fox Searchlight Pictures announces it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to this film, produced by Judi Levine of Suchmuch Films and Stephen Nemeth of Rhino Films. - 2012-01-24