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Joe Dante’s “BURYING THE EX” digs up distribution

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Fango-fave director Joe Dante returns to the horror/comedy field with BURYING THE EX, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and has now been nabbed for U.S. release.

Image Entertainment has announced its acquisition of BURYING THE EX, with a summer release in select theaters and on VOD planned. Written by Alan Trezza, the movie stars Anton Yelchin from ODD THOMAS and the FRIGHT NIGHT remake, the TWILIGHT films’ Ashley Greene and Alexandra Daddario from TRUE DETECTIVE, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D and BEREAVEMENT. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with legendary filmmaker Joe Dante,” says Mark Ward of Image parent company RLJ Entertainment. “He brings a unique vision and style to BURYING THE EX. We are confident that his fans and the genre community will embrace the film.”

The synopsis: “BURYING THE EX follows Max [Yelchin], an all-around nice guy, and his overbearing but incredibly beautiful girlfriend, Evelyn [Greene]. Their relationship takes a nosedive after they decide to move in together and Evelyn turns out to be a controlling, manipulative nightmare. Max realizes it’s time to call it quits, but there’s just one problem: he’s too afraid to break up with her. Fate steps in when Evelyn is involved in a freak accident and dies, leaving Max single and ready to mingle. Several weeks later, he has a chance encounter with Olivia [Daddario], a cute and spirited girl who just might be his soul mate. But that same night, Evelyn returns from the grave as a dirt-smeared zombie, and she’s determined to live happily ever after with Max…” See our pair of conversations with Dante about BURYING THE EX here and here.

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