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‘Daddio’ Release Date Set By Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics announced on Tuesday that it will release its indie drama Daddio, starring Dakota Johnson and Sean Penn, in theaters nationwide on June 28.

Marking the feature directorial debut of Christy Hall, who also penned the script, Daddio world premiered at last year’s Telluride Film Festival before going on to screen in Toronto. The film is described as character-study, encapsulated in one single cab ride, that explores the complexities inherent to the secrets we keep, particularly the ones locked away on our phones. It’s about truth and illusion, how we so effortlessly substitute one for the other out of survival — about the hurtful memories of childhood, past trauma manifesting in profound ways, and the dance between the pain and poetry that is the human experience.

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Johnson and Ro Donnelly produced via their TeaTime Pictures, along with Hercules Film Fund, First Love Films, Raindrop Valley, Projected Picture Works, and Rhea Films. Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Hall, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis and Terry Dougas also served as producers. Exec producers are Jean-Luc De Fanti, Max Work, Kostas Tsoukalas, and Christopher Donnelly. The film was financed by the Hercules Film Fund.

In addition to the first chapter of Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga and Paramount’s A Quiet Place: Day One, Daddio is set to open against Cohen Media Group’s June Zero and Sideshow Releasing’s Last Summer.

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