Based on a true story, The Upside chronicles the unexpected friendship between Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), a Park Avenue billionaire left paralyzed after a hang-gliding accident, and ex-con Dell Scott (Kevin Hart), in need of a job and a fresh start. From worlds apart, Phillip and Dell form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life’s possibilities. Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless) and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside also stars Academy Award® winner Nicole Kidman.
RUN TIME: 118 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Awards Season
DIRECTOR(s): Neil Burger
PRODUCER(s): Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
SCREENWRITER(s): Paul Feig, Jon Hartmere, Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
KEY CAST: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Golshifteh Farahani, Julianna Margulies, Kevin Hart
DIRECTOR BIO: Neil Burger most recently directed the box office hits Divergent and Limitless. Previously, Neil wrote and directed the critically acclaimed The Illusionist. He made his directorial feature debut with Interview with the Assassin, winning the Best Feature Film category at the Woodstock Film Festival and Avignon Film Festival, and receiving nominations for three Independent Spirit Awards.