Taylor Schilling’s SXSW Comedy ‘Family’ Acquired By Film Arcade

The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. rights to Family, the comedy written and directed by Laura Steinel and starring Taylor Schilling that world premiered earlier this year at SXSW. Brian Tyree Henry, Jessie Ennis, Kate McKinnon and newcomer Bryn Vale also star in the pic, which now will get a spring 2019 theatrical release. Schilling plays a workaholic hedge fund exec who must save her 12-year-old niece (Vale) who runs away to become a "juggalo" — a superfan of the group…

With ‘Family,’ Director Laura Steinel Crafts Brazen Female Characters & Examines Her Own Biases Against Juggalos — SXSW

“I think I wanted to make a movie for women to be able to be rougher characters than they're usually given opportunities to play,” writer/director Laura Steinel told Deadline yesterday out of SXSW, of her latest directorial effort, Family. “That was my first goal, just to make a character that was a little bit more abrasive and not your typical female character.” Starring Taylor Schilling, Bryn Vale, Allison Tolman, Eric Edelstein, Jessie Ennis and Blair Beeken, the…

Taylor Schilling In ‘Family’: When Your Teen Niece Isn’t Hooked On Drugs, But Juggalos – SXSW

EXCLUSIVE: If you need to up the stakes in your comedy film, send in the clowns. With FamilyLaura’s Steinel puts a different spin on mother-daughter big screen angst. If you thought Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood had it bad in their tug-of-war in Thirteen, Taylor Schilling’s workaholic Kate Stone is tasked with saving her niece Maddie (newcomer Bryn Vale) from joining the juggalos in Steinel’s comedy. For those who don’t know what a juggalo is, they’re fans of the…