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LONDON, U.K. (13 May 2022) – Today, Disney+ announced “Fire Island”, directed by Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Driveways) from a script by Joel Kim Booster (Sunnyside), will premiere on June 3, 2022 in the UK and Ireland.
Set in the gay vacation destination off of Long Island, New York, “Fire Island” is an unapologetic, modern day romantic comedy showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.
“Fire Island”, directed by Andrew Ahn, stars Joel Kim Booster (The Other Two, Big Mouth), Emmy® Award-nominated Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live), Margaret Cho, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomas Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips, Michael Graceffa, Peter Smith, and Bradley Gibson. From a screenplay by Joel Kim Booster, the film is produced by Tony Hernandez, John Hodges, and Brooke Posch of JAX Media, and was shot on location in the Pines, NY.
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Searchlight Pictures is a global specialty film company that develops, produces, finances and acquires motion pictures for both worldwide theatrical and streaming releases. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and is part of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1994 as Fox Searchlight Pictures, the company’s titles have grossed over $5 billion worldwide, amassing 46 Academy Awards including five Best Picture winners since 2009: Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave, Birdman, The Shape of Water, and Nomadland; 51 BAFTA Awards, and 28 Golden Globe Awards. Searchlight recently released Guillermo del Toro’s Academy Award-nominated Nightmare Alley, which garnered Searchlight’s 20th Best Picture Oscar Nomination; multiple Oscar winner The Eyes of Tammy Faye, starring Jessica Chastain; Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Oscar and Grammy-winning documentary feature Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) with Hulu and in partnership with Disney’s Onyx Collective; the Hulu Original Limited Series “The Dropout” from Michael Showalter; and Mimi Cave’s FRESH. Upcoming releases include Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island; Sophie Hyde’s Good Luck to You, Leo Grande; Quinn Shephard’s Not Okay; Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin; Tom George’s See How They Run; Mark Mylod’s The Menu; and Sam Mendes’ Empire of Light. The company includes Searchlight Television, which develops and produces series for streaming, network, and cable partners.
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