Written and directed by, and starring the great Ed Burns, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas looks to be a solid drama worth heading out into the cold for this holiday season.
Arriving on VoD later this month, and released in US theatres early next, the film sees Burns reuniting him with Connie Britton, who’s starred in a handful of Burns’ earlier films, and now EW have released a new poster for the film.
“With The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Burns returns to the working-class, Irish-American roots of The Brothers McMullen. Reuniting with McMullen co-stars Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), and Mike McGlone, along with Noah Emmerich (Little Children, Beautiful Girls) and Kerry Bishe (Newlyweds, Red State), Burns seamlessly weaves an ensemble story of adult siblings dealing with the desire of their estranged father (Ed Lauter, The Artist, The Longest Yard) to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago. Family rifts emerge, and like with any family, Christmas brings a mixed bag of complicated emotions and dynamics. Alliances form, old wounds are reopened or glossed over, and the possibility for a new hope and forgiveness emerges.”
Burns and Britton star alongside a great ensemble, headed up by Kerry Bishé, Heather Burns, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Annita Gillette, Tom Guiry, Ed Lauter, Michael McGlone, Nick Sandow, and Noah Emmerich.
Burns is once more directing from his own script, and also serves as producer alongside Aaron Lubin (Something Borrowed, Sidewalks of New York) and William Rexer (Newlyweds, Friends with Kids).
The Fitzgerald Family Christmas will be available through VoD on 21st November, and will then be heading into US theatres on 7th December. No word yet on a UK release, but here’s to hoping that we’ll find it arriving on our shores sometime soon. For now, here’s the new poster, to get you in the holiday mood.