- Starz has abruptly pulled Higher Love from the January schedule.
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STARZ! Pictures' Whimsical Romantic Comedy HIGHER LOVE
Academy Award(R) Nominees Minnie Driver and Nigel Hawthorne Star and Executive Produce
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- STARZ! Pictures(R) presents the
never-before-seen offbeat romantic comedy HIGHER LOVE, on STARZ!(R) Tuesday, January 2 at
8:00 p.m. ET/PT (with subsequent plays throughout the month).
The warm and inviting film was written and directed by John Huddles (FAR HARBOR) and stars
Academy Award(R) nominees Minnie Driver (BEAUTIFUL, GOOD WILL HUNTING) and Nigel Hawthorne
(MADELINE, THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE).
The cast also features hot British actor Rufus Sewell ("Arabian Nights,"
BLESS THE CHILD, DARK CITY), Gregory Sporleder (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, TWISTER),
Amelia Heinle ("Sally Hemings: An American Scandal," THE LIMEY), Keone Young
(JACK) and newcomer Michael E. Rodgers. Driver and Hawthorne also share the
executive producer credit with Minnie's sister Kate Driver.
HIGHER LOVE is a whimsical romantic tale about a close knit group of family, friends and
lovers who stubbornly chase unattainable goals while letting the simple ones slip
away. The story revolves around a very wealthy, but eccentric, British family that
owns a spectacular farm in Northern California with an even more unconventional
neighbor. The tone of the film begins as madcap, but becomes serious before long.
The young self-absorbed Ross (Sewell) is trying desperately to hang on to
the family's declining fortune, while his brother Paul (Rodgers), who has gone off to live
in the woods, and eccentric Uncle Cullen (Hawthorne), who dresses in eastern robes, seem
to be content to let it go. Ross tries to sell off the family's priceless wine
collection to finance another crazy get-rich-quick scheme -- a local manganese mine -- and
finally make something of himself. Standing in his way, however, is Uncle Cullen, who has
different and more bizarre plans not only for the family and the family's estate, but also
for Ross' visiting wealthy girlfriend Kendal (Driver) and her friend
Laurie (Heinle). Uncle Cullen orchestrates the majority of this activity while
living at the top of a white column, like the hermit St. Simeon. It is from this
vantage point that he creatively guides each family member and friend to an understanding
of true love and the ultimate epiphany that you can be everything you want to be if you
just decide to be true to yourself.
Media Contacts: Marc McCarthy, STARZ! Pictures, (303) 267-5851 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Richard
Hoffman, Warren Cowan & Associates
(310) 275-0777 or email@example.com.
SOURCE STARZ! Pictures
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