Plot summary of Before We Go – Flustered and fearful after a brush with a mugger, Brooke (Alice Eve) races through Manhattan’s Grand Central Station, desperate to catch the night’s last Boston-bound train. She fails to make it in time, and inadvertently succeeds in catching the eye of Nick (Evans), a busker, who is immediately enthralled. Their chance encounter leads to an intimate odyssey through nocturnal New York, and as Brooke’s initial wariness gives way, she and Nick prove keenly attuned to one another’s personal struggles. But while their connection is undeniable, a major complication looms: another train will be along in the morning, and Brooke has a husband awaiting her return.
Deadline has confirmed that RADiUS has acquired US rights to Before We go, and it will probably release in the second quarter of 2015. Read the full press release below:
Toronto, CA) September 11, 2014 – RADiUS proudly announced that it has acquired US rights to BEFORE WE GO, Chris Evans’ directorial debut in which he also stars opposite Alice Eve (STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS).
The film follows the journey of two strangers stuck in New York City for the night. Starting as convenient acquaintances, the two soon grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.
RADiUS has slated a second quarter 2015 release.
Drawing comparisons to BEFORE SUNRISE, BEFORE WE GO was produced by Evans, Mark Kassen, McG, Mary Viola, Karen Baldwin, Howard Baldwin and William J. Immerman. The executive producers are Peter Pastorelli, James McGough and Ron Bass – the latter of whom also wrote the screenplay with Jen Smolka, Chris Shafer and Paul Vicknair. BEFORE WE GO is the first film fully financed by Wonderland.
According to Chris Evans: “As a first time director, I’m so excited that we found a home with RADiUS. I was really impressed with what they did on SNOWPIERCER and my film couldn’t be in better hands.”
RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego go on to say: “Our collaboration with Chris began on SNOWPIERCER and we’re excited to be working with him again on this winning romance. Directed with a deft hand, both he and Alice have tremendous chemistry with each delivering an assured subtlety and highly seductive performance.”
The deal was negotiated between Quinn and Janego and CAA and WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers and James McGough and David Boyle on behalf of Wonderland.