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Joyride – Watch Olivia Colman in the trailer for the new road-trip comedy

Magnolia Pictures has announced that they have acquired U.S. rights to Joyride, directed by Emer Reynolds and written by Ailbhe Keogan. The heartfelt road-trip comedy stars Olivia Colman (EMPIRE OF LIGHT, THE LOST DAUGHTER), Charlie Reid, Lochlann O Mearáin (LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP), Olwen Fouéré (THE NORTHMAN), Ruth McCabe (PHILOMENA), and Tommy Tiernan. Magnolia will release the film in theaters and on demand Friday, 23rd December.

Fleeing from his father, Irish 12-year-old Mully steals a taxi and is shocked to find a woman, Joy, in the back seat with a baby. Joy has decided to give her child away to a friend, and Mully needs to get some distance from his debt-ridden dad, who’s after the cash Mully has with him. And so two lovable rogues, a complicated middle aged mother and a troubled adolescent, go on a journey across Ireland, gradually finding the friendship, love and learning they never knew they needed in each other.

Ingenious Media presents with Embankment Films and Screen Ireland A Subotica Film. Directed by Emer Reynolds, JOYRIDE is written by Ailbhe Keogan, and produced by Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan. Executive producers are Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Dearbhla Regan, and Ailbhe Keogan.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia EVP Dori Begley and SVP of Acquisitions John Von Thaden, with Embankment Films’ Mark Lane on behalf of the filmmakers.

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