“A deeply personal Reiner affair that stings with honesty.”
– We Got This Covered
Directed by Oscar Nominee® Rob Reiner and Starring Nick Robinson
Available on Digital HD and On Demand September 6
BEVERLY HILLS, CA (August 23, 2016) – A heartfelt drama about the painful struggles of drug addiction, Being Charlie, directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Reiner (A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, Stand by Me), arrives on Digital HD and On Demand September 6 from Starz Digital. Based on personal experiences and their own family’s battles, the film is co-written by Reiner’s son, Nick Reiner, along with fellow recovering addict Matt Elisofon, and stars Nick Robinson (Jurassic World, The 5th Wave), Cary Elwes (Saw, Twister, The Princess Bride), Morgan Saylor (“Homeland”), Common (Suicide Squad, Wanted) and Devon Bostick (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, “The 100”).
Being Charlie centers on the eponymous 18-year-old (Robinson) as he drifts in and out of rehab clinics for drug addiction, while his actor-turned-politician father (Elwes) runs for governor of California. Charlie begins a relationship with fellow rehab patient Eva (Saylor) and the two attempt to get clean, but they find maintaining sobriety is a constant fight with the odds against them.
The coming-of-age dramedy will also be available on DVD October 4 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Press review screener links are available upon request. Be sure to use #BeingCharlie when socializing your coverage.
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