Having scored the coveted 100% on Rotten Tomatoes following its hugely successful run at more than 20 festivals on the international circuit, the film will get a nationwide theatrical release this coming May 23.
Directed by Mirvish, from a screenplay by Daniel Moya (based on a story Mirvish and Moya concocted together), 18½’s stellar ensemble cast is led by Willa Fitzgerald (“Reacher,” “Scream,” “The Fall of the House of Usher”), John Magaro (The Big Short, War Machine, Overlord), Vondie Curtis Hall (The Night House, “Daredevil”), Catherine Curtin (“Stranger Things,” “Werewolves Within”), Richard Kind (Argo, tick, tick… Boom!), Sullivan Jones (“The Gilded Age”), Alanna Saunders, Claire Saunders, and the legendary voices of Ted Raimi (Wishmaster, Spider-Man, Intruder), Jon Cryer (“Two and a Half Men”), and Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) as President Richard Nixon.
The film humorously retells the infamous gap in Nixon’s Watergate scandal. Taking place in 1974, the film centers around a fictional White House transcriber who finds the only copy of the aforementioned 18-and-a-half minute gap in the Nixon Watergate tapes, but her attempts to leak it to the press are met head-on by hippies, swingers and nefarious forces.
Adventure Entertainment will release 18½ in cinemas in over 50 markets across North America from May 27, starting with Laemmle theaters in Los Angeles and expanding coast-to-coast on June 3, with the filmmakers in attendance for Q&As in all key markets.