Academy Award-winner® Helen Mirren (Best Actress,The Queen, 1993) and two-time Golden Globe-winner® Donald Sutherland (Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film: Citizen X, 1995; Path to War, 2002) star in the adventurous drama THE LEISURE SEEKER, debuting on DVD and digital July 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Michael Zadoorian, Italian director Paolo Virzì’s (Like Crazy) first English language film tells the story of John (Sutherland) and Ella Spencer (Mirren) as they embark on one last road trip from Boston to the Hemingway House in the Florida Keys in their trusty recreational vehicle. THE LEISURE SEEKER also stars Christian McKay (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Janel Moloney (“The West Wing”).
The DVD release of THE LEISURE SEEKER includes two exclusive featurettes. Fans will spend an evening with acting icons Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland as they reflect on their craft, their complex roles and their on-screen collaboration in a lively and candid Q&A “In Conversation with Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland.” “The Making of The Leisure Seeker” takes the audience behind the scenes with the filmmakers and extraordinary cast for a look inside the making of this touching, funny and frank film.
Back when John and Ella Spencer (Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren) were young, the ’75 Winnebago Indian they christened “The Leisure Seeker” was a beloved family getaway. Now, the Leisure Seeker has become their actual getaway vehicle, an escape from their well-intentioned but overbearing middle-aged children. Faced with more caregiving than they care to accept, John and Ella resolve to enjoy the freedom of one last RV road trip on their own.
Based on the novel by Michael Zadoorian, THE LEISURE SEEKER was directed by Paolo Virzì from a screenplay by Stephen Amidon, Francesca Archibugi and Francesco Piccolo. The film was produced by Marco Cohen, Fabrizio Donvito, Benedetto Habib and Marty Eli Schwartz; and executive produced by David Grumbach, Dov Mamann, Alessandro Mascheroni, Daniel Campos Pavoncelli and Bryan Thomas.
DVD Only Exclusive Bonus Materials Include:
- Two Featurettes:
- “In Conversation with Helen Mirren & Donald Sutherland”
- “The Making of The Leisure Seeker”
THE LEISURE SEEKER has a run time of approximately 112 minutes and is rated R for some sexual material.