Arrow Films has announced that it will release critically acclaimed feature DANIEL ISN’T REAL, directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Some Kind of Hate) and starring Patrick Schwarzenegger (Midnight Sun, Stuck in Love), Miles Robbins (Let It Snow, The Day Shall Come), Sasha Lane (American Honey, Hearts Beat Loud, Hellboy: Rise Of The Blood Queen), Hannah Marks (After Everything, Banana Split) and Mary Stuart Masterson (Skin, Fried Green Tomatoes, Some Kind of Wonderful), in UK cinemas from 7th February 2020.
Having received high critical praise across its film festival run, DANIEL ISN’T REAL is based on the novel “In This Way I Was Saved” by Brian DeLeeuw with the screenplay by Brian DeLeeuw and Adam Egypt Mortimer and produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood with Spectrevision and ACE Pictures.
The film follows troubled Luke (Miles Robbins) who suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend to help him cope. Charismatic and full of manic energy, “Daniel” (Patrick Schwarzenegger) helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him into a desperate fight for his own soul.
Director Adam Egypt Mortimer said: “Over the seven years Brian and I worked on adapting his novel, different themes emerged — particularly through the seductive character of Daniel. His nihilistic point of view made me want to make the sort of movie that would wake people up to the danger of reality and thrill them with the scary idea that people are all one impulsive decision away from violence or true evil.
Within all the technique, colours, stunt, and psychotronic moments, the best part of the movie is the emotional reality between the characters. DANIEL ISN’T REAL is my heart put on film. And I can’t wait to have a public conversation about it with you all!”
DANIEL ISN’T REAL is released in UK cinemas 7th February 2020