Principal photography will commence February 9th on Jack Goes Boating starring John Ortiz (American Gangster), Amy Ryan (Changeling), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Sex and the City), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Doubt, Capote), who is also making his directorial debut. Jack Goes Boating is adapted from the highly acclaimed off-Broadway production written by Bob Glaudini (A View From 151st Street) and originally produced by LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City.
Jack Goes Boating is being co-financed and produced by Overture Films and Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub of Big Beach (Little Miss Sunshine). Also producing are Beth O’Neil of Olfactory Productions and Emily Ziff (Capote) of Cooper’s Town Productions. George Paaswell (Notorious) is co-producing; Philip Seymour Hoffman, also of Cooper’s Town, and John Ortiz are serving as the film’s executive producers.
Other key crew members include production designer Therese Deprez (Phoebe In Wonderland), art director Matteo de Cosmo (Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire), cinematographer Mott Hupfel (The Savages), costume designer Mimi O’donnell and editor Brian Kates (Nights in Rodanthe).
Oscar®-nominated for Gone Baby Gone, Amy Ryan joins Oscar®-winner Hoffman, Ortiz and Rubin-Vega, who reprise their stage roles in the film. Upon its debut in 2007, the stage play was described as “a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal and the prevailing grace of the human spirit.”
Jack Goes Boating will film on multiple locations throughout the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. Filming will take place at such iconic landmarks as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Central Park, and Greenwich Village.
Overture Films will distribute Jack Goes Boating domestically.