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.
Deadline has now officially reported about Charlie’s involvement in ‘Evolution’ and has provided some more detailed information about the plot of the movie. Read more at the link and a brief summary below.
Inspired by a true story, a young man with a bright future suffers a near fatal accident and recreates his new life with the help of an unlikely animal friend. An accident on the lake leaves Nate a quadriplegic, with little hope for his future. His resilient mother Claire puts her art career on hold and even risking her marriage to protect her son’s future. She discovers that the only thing that can make a profound difference in her son’s progress is providing him with an unlikely animal friend that helps the youth realize his life is still very much worth living.
According to Charlie’s official ARG Talent page, the previously mentioned new project is called ‘Evolution’ and it’s directed by Nick Hamm. Here is its official website. It’s described as “a coming-of-age story about an artist and mother of two who must find a way forward after her teenage son’s life is forever altered by a freak accident.”
Charlie posted on his Instagram that he’s preparing to work on a new movie in LA. I haven’t been able to find out what it is, but hopefully some news will come out about it soon. So stay tuned!