June 16, 2009, Thousand Oaks, CA- Monterey Media is pleased to announce the premier theatrical release of Trucker starring Michelle Monaghan, opening October 9th in New York City. The film, which was an official selection at Tribeca Film Festival, received rave reviews for both the directorial debut of James Mottern and a tour de force performance by Ms. Monaghan.
“Trucker is a star-making performance for Monaghan, much the same as Working Girl once put Melanie Griffith on the map. Look for a lot of awards buzz on her this fall. James Mottern’s directorial debut is refreshing, unsentimental, and unforgettable. Bravo!” – FOX News
Diane Ford (Michelle Monaghan), a vivacious and successful independent truck driver, leads a carefree life of long-haul trucking, one night stands and all-night drinking with Runner (Nathan Fillion, Serenity, “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog,” “Castle”) until the evening her estranged 11-year-old son, Peter (Jimmy Bennett, star of Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming film Shorts) is unexpectedly dropped at her door.
Burdened with this new responsibility and seeing the life of freedom she’s fought for now jeopardized, Diane steps reluctantly into her past– at least for now, while his father Len (Benjamin Bratt) is in the hospital, and looks sidelong at an uncharted future that is not as simple or straightforward as she had once believed possible.
“Michelle Monaghan – the sexy Gone Baby Gone actress is generating sizzling chatter for an outstanding performance in James Mottern’s indie Trucker. Monaghan’s perf could generate some serious critical and awards attention.” – andthewinneris.blog.com
Opening at the Village East Cinemas and other selected theatres.
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