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James Norton-Starring ‘Nowhere Special’ Set For Theatrical Release By Cohen Media Group

EXCLUSIVE: Nowhere Special by director Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty, Still Life), and starring James Norton (Bob Marley: One LoveLittle Women, Happy Valley), is set for theatrical release on April 26.

The film from Cohen Media Group had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and comes back around after Norton’s recent appearance as Chris Blackwell in box office hit One Love, the Jamaican-British record producer who introduced Bob Marley and the Wailers to international stardom.

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In Nowhere Special, Norton stars as John, a 35-year-old window cleaner who has dedicated his life to bringing up his young son Michael after the child’s mother abandoned them soon after giving birth. When John is given only a few months left to live, he attempts to find a new, perfect family for Michael, determined to shield him from the terrible reality of the situation. Although initially certain of what he is looking for, John gradually abandons his early convictions, overwhelmed by doubts on the decision. How can he judge a family from a brief encounter? And does he know his own child well enough to make this choice for him?

As he struggles to find the right answer to his impossible task, he comes to accept the help of a young social worker, opening himself to solutions he would never have considered. And he finally comes to accept his anger at the injustice of his destiny, the need to share the truth with his son, and to follow the child’s instincts on the biggest decision of their lives.

The feature is a co-production between UK, Italy, Romania. Pic was produced by Picomedia SRL, Nowhere Special Ltd., Avanpost/Digital Cube SRL, in association with Rai Cinema, with the support of Northern Ireland Screen and Eurimages.

Cohen Media took U.S. rights to Nowhere Special at AFM in 2020. A theatrical release planned for the following year was postponed by Covid.

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