Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank (Conviction, Million Dollar Baby) and rapidly rising star Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”)intertwine in You’re Not You, a surprisingly funny, defiantly unsentimental and starkly moving portrait of a high-stakes friendship between two women – one literally in need of a voice, the other discovering the full power of hers.
Kate (Swank) is a suave, successful classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Bec (Rossum) is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, just as Kate’s marriage to Evan (Josh Duhamel) hits the skids, both women come to rely on what becomes an unconventional, sometimes confrontational and fiercely honest bond. As meticulous, willful Kate begins to rub off on whirlwind, spontaneous Bec – and vice versa – both women find themselves facing down regrets, exploring new territory and expanding their ideas of who they want to be.
Two-time Tony Award winner and theatre legend George C. Wolfe directs this powerful portrait of a transformational friendship with a cast that includes Emmy Award winner Loretta Devine, Ernie Hudson, Frances Fisher, Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden, Emmy nominee Jason Ritter, Julian McMahon, Ali Larter and Andrea Savage.
You’re Not You is a DPP presentation in association with Di Novi Pictures and 2S Films. The screenplay is by Shana Feste (Country Strong) and Jordan Roberts (March of the Penguins), based upon the novel by Michelle Wildgen. The producers are Prince Azim of DPP, Alison Greenspan of Di Novi Pictures, and Molly Smith and Hilary Swank of 2S Films. The executive producers are Rhian Williams, Joanne Podmore, Denise Di Novi and Ellen H. Schwartz.
Distributor: eOne Films US
Director: George Wolfe
Writer: Shana Feste, Jordan Roberts (screenplay) and Michelle Wildgen (story)
Featuring: Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Frances Fisher and Josh Duhamel
Run Time: 102 min