SOURCE: Anchor Bay Films

Anchor Bay Films

September 30, 2013 09:17 ET

Anchor Bay Films Presents Leland Orser's "Stunning" Directorial Debut MORNING on DVD on October 1st

Morning Stars Orser, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, and Elliott Gould

BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - Anchor Bay Films presents Leland Orser's writing and directorial debut, MORNING, on DVD on October 1, 2013. A beautiful and compelling film about grief and the human spirit, MORNING stars Emmy Award® nominee Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Big Love," Grey Gardens, The Firm) and Orser (Taken, The Good German, "ER"). MORNING heads to retail on DVD for an SRP of $19.98.

The film's stellar supporting cast features three-time Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney ("The Big C," John Adams), Academy Award® nominee Elliott Gould (Contagion, "Ray Donovan"), Emmy Award® winner Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights," Argo, Zero Dark Thirty), and Emmy Award® nominee Jason Ritter ("Parenthood").

In his "stunning" (Stuart Fischoff, Ph. D., Psychology Today) and "powerful" (San Francisco Chronicle) feature debut as writer/director, actor Leland Orser ("ER," Taken) and Jeanne Tripplehorn ("Big Love," "Criminal Minds") star as a married couple reeling from the tragic death of their only child. For each of them, grief becomes a private torment that threatens to destroy their world. Driven apart by sorrow, they try to find their way back to each other and the chance to love again. Laura Linney ("The Big C," John Adams), Elliott Gould (Contagion, "Ray Donovan"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights," Argo, Zero Dark Thirty) and Jason Ritter ("Parenthood") co-star in this devastating but ultimately hopeful look at heartbreak, healing, and the strength of the human spirit to defy darkness and embrace the light of MORNING.

The film was produced by Todd Traina and Minor Childers of Red Rover Films.

About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and provides quality distribution with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and offers distribution capabilities in other key territories. Anchor Bay Films uniquely offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the United States. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Upcoming theatrical releases include Billy Bob Thornton's Jayne Mansfield's Car starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Ray Stevenson and Nothing Left to Fear, the first release from iconic rocker Slash's production company Slasher Films. Films in its library include the recent theatrical release of Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison and genre favorite Ken Foree, 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman's World. Anchor Bay Entertainment ( is a Starz business,

Street date: October 1, 2013
Pre-book: September 4, 2013
Catalog #: DV60120
UPC: 013132601205
Run time: 95 minutes
Rating: R
Subtitles: English Subtitles for the Deaf & Hearing Impaired; Spanish Subtitles
SRP: $19.98
Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1

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Contact Information

    Julie Siegel for Anchor Bay Entertainment
    Tel: 310.836.6200
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