Searchlight Pictures Giving Laura Chinn’s ‘Suncoast’ a Theatrical Run Ahead of Streaming Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

Laura Chinn’s “Suncoast” is getting a theatrical release ahead of its previously announced debut on Hulu and other Disney streaming platforms. The Searchlight Pictures Film, an intensely personal, semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story, is having its world premiere on Sunday at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The cast includes rising star Nico Parker (“The Last of Us”) along with Oscar nominees Laura Linney and Woody Harrelson.

“Suncoast” will be released in select Los Angeles and New York theaters on Feb. 2, 2024, as well as in additional markets including Tampa, Phoenix, Kansas City, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami. The film will then stream exclusively on Disney’s streaming platforms beginning on Feb. 9, 2024, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ in all other territories.

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The movie follows a teenager (Nico Parker) who is trying to forge her own friendships and adjust to high school while also caring for her brother. Linney plays her audacious mother, who is doing everything she can to make her son comfortable. Parker’s character strikes up an unlikely friendship with an eccentric activist (Harrelson) who is protesting one of the most landmark medical cases of all time.

The movie is a Freestyle Picture Company and 7 Deuce Entertainment Production. Chinn wrote the script in addition to directing it. “Suncoast” was produced by Jeremy Plager, Francesca Silvestri, Kevin Chinoy, and Oly Obst. Executive producers are Chris Stinson, Amy Greene, and Anna Schwartz.

The ensemble cast also includes Matt Walsh, Keyla Monterosso Mejia, Scott MacArthur, Ella Anderson, Daniella Taylor, Amarr and Ariel Martin.

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