Ryan Gosling fans — the month of December is for you.
Andrew Jarecki’s All Good Things – a dramatic murder mystery that was supposed to be released by the Weinsteins and finally boomeranged back to into the filmmaker’s hands, will be distributed by Magnolia Pictures. The good news is, we won’t have to wait until next year to see Jarecki’s narrative feature debut but the potential bad news is that there might be a conflict of interest. Not sure if this would be the equivalent to throwing a wrench into the plans of the breakout Sundance, Cannes and soon to be TIFF hit, but since it’ll be released in the same month as Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine and if Gosling happens to have two spot-on performances, then it might just lessen the buzz of the Gosling and Williams’ combo. Look for All Good Things to grab a high profile film festival spot – potentially as early as Telluride.
Written by Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling and Jarecki, this unlocks the mystery of a unique man who could have had it all. Set against the extravagance and excess of New York City in the 80s, David Marks (Gosling), the son of a powerful real estate tycoon marries a beautiful working class student, Katie (Dunst). Together they flee the city for idyllic country life in Vermont – only to be lured back by David’s father. Upon their return, Katie goes back to medical school and begins to make a life for herself. But as Katie becomes increasingly independent, David mysteriously turns more violent and controlling. Family secrets are slowly revealed, just as Katie disappears without a trace. Years later, when Katie’s best friend turns up dead, a struggling cop and eager reporter team together to reopen the unsolved case. With David the main suspect, the Marks family’s dark secrets pave the way to a disturbing truth.