A romantic comedy filled with veteran stars and co-created by an area film producer will hit theaters June 11.
“Queen Bees” stars Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn (“Alice Doesn’t Stay Right here Anymore”) as a girl who quickly strikes right into a retirement neighborhood and meets a wacky group of characters performed by the likes of James Caan (“The Godfather”) and Jane Curtin (“third Rock from the Solar”).
The story is from the thoughts of Harrison Powell, a Sandy Springs resident who has co-produced a number of spiritual and “inspirational” films lately. Again in 2018, when the movie was shooting at a retirement community in Duluth, Powell stated the movie relies on his spouse’s grandmother, who “begrudgingly moved right into a retirement neighborhood in Jacksonville.” She discovered it was like “highschool once more,” with cliques set of their methods. However then she fell in love and married.
Made underneath the now-changed working title of “Welcome to Pine Grove!”, the film joined all the Hollywood trade in hitting the pandemic roadblock. It’s getting a restricted theatrical launch — together with at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse in Sandy Springs — and concurrently streaming on demand.
“Positively a wild time to launch a movie!” says Powell in regards to the pandemic timing. “So much to be taught and I feel numerous shopper mindsets have shifted to extra residence leisure.”
Different veteran stars within the movie embody Ann-Margret (“Grumpy Previous Males”), Christopher Lloyd (“Again to the Future”) and Loretta Devine (“Ready to Exhale”). Director Michael Lembeck beforehand helmed two of Disney’s “Santa Clause” films and Dwayne Johnson’s “Tooth Fairy.”
For extra in regards to the film, see queenbeesfilm.com.