According to Variety, ‘Gigi & Nate’ has been acquired by Roadside Attractions and will be released on September 2. Some new stills have also been released and you can see those in the gallery.
Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Free Turn’s “Gigi & Nate.” The film stars Charlie Rowe, Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden, and Jim Belushi, and is based on true events. It tells the story of Nate Gibson, a young man whose life is turned upside down after he suffers a near-fatal illness and is left a quadriplegic.
And “Gigi & Nate” also serves as the introduction to a pint-sized, though still formidable, new talent. Making her big-screen debut in the titular role of service animal “Gigi” is Allie, an adorable capuchin monkey. In the movie, Gigi is trained to assist Nate with his basic needs and helps him rediscover his sense of hope. Look for audiences to fall in love with Allie/Gigi when Roadside Attractions releases the film exclusively in theaters on Sept. 2, 2022.
There’s a behind the scenes images from the set of ‘Gigi & Nate’ (formerly know as ‘Evolution’ or ‘The Evolution of Nate Gibson’). You can see that in the gallery. If you want to know a little bit more about what the movie is about, then you can read that below (from the movie’s official website).
An innocent time with friends at the lake, turns into a day that changes the course of Nate’s life forever. A near-fatal turn-of-events, leaves Nate a quadriplegic and void of all hope for his future. As he grapples with his new normal, his dynamic and resilient mother, Claire, is the foundation of the family: putting her career as an artist on hold and even risking her marriage to protect her son’s future and well-being. However, as a last resort, Claire discovers that the only thing that can make a profound difference in her son’s progress is providing him with an unlikely animal friend to be his greatest support. As Nate discovers that his life is still very much worth living, his new found animal bond brings back hope, laughter, and love to a family facing its greatest adversity. The tragic yet comedic adventures in Evolution, will touch the viewer to the core, and inspire them to see the world in a whole new way.