Dane Cook — Growing up against my will.
A behind the scenes pic with one of our directors on American Exit. Hospital scene.. on a rough day.. thinking of my pops in the hospital and playing someone sick was cathartic and emotional. I really channeled my dad during these moments. I feel like even his death was a gift to me with perspective on loss. I am grateful for even the hardest transitions. I’m so glad @Lionsgate & Grindhouse are behind this movie. A touching.. thrilling.. immersive story. @levizmiller is such a stand out and the future of acting. His presence playing my son elevated scenes to places I would not have expected. A keen observer and a really good human being. I remember seeing Dallas Buyers Club and becoming fascinated at its journey. I started looking for projects like this. Small.. important films with no generic stuff. I will letcha know when and where you can see American Exit. ...more
4 weeks ago
Incredible news! This is my first film that was picked up in #Cannes (something I’ve wanted to accomplish for some time) today! Thx Grindhouse, my friends at Lionsgate & congrats to @levizmiller & our full cast / crew. This is a special film. HERE IS FULL ARTICLE: Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights from Spotlight Pictures to American Exit starring Dane Cook in a deal negotiated in Cannes. The film, written and directed by Ingo Vollkammer and Tim McCann, will be distributed through Lionsgate Home Entertainment. American Exit is based on the true story of a dying California man’s attempt to reconnect and bond with his estranged son. The feature also stars Levi Miller, John Savage, and Udo Kier. Vollkammer and McCann serve as producers on the film, along with Jennifer Konawal, Ross Kohn, and Nancy Leopardi. LA-based Cosmopolis Entertainment fully financed the project. “Dane Cook is at his best in American Exit,” Grindstone’s Stan Wertlieb said. “Based on a true story, this touching film has Dane and terrific young actor, Levi Miller in a father/son action journey that tugs at the heart. A powerful film with remarkable performances.” “I’m very proud that our movie will be released by Grindstone through Lionsgate Home Entertainment for many to see it,” Vollkammer said. “This captivating father son story carries a very universal message. When there’s a point of no return, there’s no time to waste on regrets, but make a difference to the ones you leave behind.” The deal was negotiated between Spotlight Pictures CEO Matt McCombs and Wertlieb for Grindstone. ...more
1 month ago
It’s not the greatest picture I know but it shows how much I loved my mom. She took us to Disney World with my sister @_courtneycook_ & my dad. It was raining so bad but my mom always the adventurer threw some rain coats on us and we had a great day. I miss her so much. I love that I have amazing memories of my mother! ...more
1 month ago