‘Killing Eleanor’: release date, spoilers & all about the comedy-drama
One of the main goals of a human being is to live their life on their own terms and not want someone else to tell them what they should do with their respective lives. So it’s no surprise that they also want to die on their terms. Most of the time, people with terminal illnesses suffer a lot in order to live a little longer. However, they know it is not going to get better and the end result will be painful death. So they try to end their life on their own terms and that’s the premise of the upcoming ‘Killing Eleanor’ movie.
The film revolves around a terminally ill old lady named Eleanor (Jenny O’Hara) who wants to die on her terms and convinces a self-destructive drug addict named Natalie (Annika Marks) to help her in exchange for clean urine.
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The plot is somewhat similar to the Australian series “The End”, in which an elderly woman wants to die with dignity and does not want to suffer from a terminal illness. On the other hand, films like ‘Blackbird’ and ‘Paddleton’ are also made on the same lines. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming movie.
Release date and how to watch
The film premiered at the 2020 Savannah Film Festival and won the Best Narrative Feature Award at the event. The directors have therefore decided to release the film on Digital on Tuesday, October 12.
“Recently released from another stint in rehab, Natalie (Annika Marks) hides her perennial painkiller habit, while still living at home and working for her mother (Jane Kaczmarek) on condition that she is clean. When Eleanor (Jenny O’Hara), a terminally ill old woman, sneaks out of her nursing home and surprises Natalie with a long forgotten IOU, her repayment request is shocking – she wants Natalie to help her to die for. Natalie fires Eleanor, but after a family intervention, led by her Type A sister Anya (Betsy Brandt), she needs to get her hands on some clean urine. So the two strike a deal – Eleanor will do. pee in a cup and Natalie will help her kill her. Helping Eleanor die with dignity may well teach Natalie to live with dignity. “
Jenny O’Hara will play the main role of Eleanor Magnus in the film while Annika Marks will play the character of Natalie Grillo.
On the other hand, Emmy-nominated actress Jane Kaczmarek will play the role of Annika’s mother, Martina Grillo. Viewers will also see Betsy Brandt as Anya Grillo in the film. Other actors to appear in the film include Thomas Sadoski (Greg), Camryn Manheim (Anne-Marie), Chris Mulkey (Edward Grillo) and David Eigenberg (Henry Magnus).
The film is directed by Rich Newey, known for having worked on projects such as “The Fosters”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Carter” and “The Good Witch”. Meanwhile, Annika Marks wrote the film.
Ted Reilly, George Ruhana, Kim Ruhana, John Waller and Kelly Waller are the executive producers of the film.
You can watch the trailer below:
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