This month, TV/Film actor Scott Takeda joined director Jennifer Fox and fellow cast members Jason Ritter, Ellen Burstyn, Common, and newcomer Isabelle Nélisse for the world premier of ‘The Tale“ at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The film screened on the first weekend, garnering the first standing ovation of the festival. As word spread around Park City, the film quickly became the buzz of Sundance, selling out all of the screenings for it’s harrowing story about sexual abuse in the post-Weinstein, #MeToo era.
After a bidding war, the producers eventually signed a deal to sell distribution rights to HBO Films. The high-end channel plans to air the film later this year.
4/9/18 UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter reports that “The Tale” will premiere on HBO on Saturday May 26 after appearing in special screenings around the country including Tribeca Film Festival.