New Girl and Spider-Man stars' new comedy gets UK release date

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Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP
Photo credit: Matt Sayles/AP

New Girl and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse star Jake Johnson's new comedy has been given a UK release date.

Also starring JK Simmons from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy, Ride the Eagle will be available for digital download on October 4.

The movie – about a man trying to figure things out after finding out his estranged mother has passed away – also stars D'Arcy Carden and acting legend Susan Sarandon.

Johnson co-wrote the screenplay with director Trent O'Donnell, known for his work on the likes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place.

Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution

The official synopsis for Ride the Eagle reads: "Leif (Johnson) inherits a picturesque log cabin when his estranged mother Honey (Sarandon) dies. But there is a condition; he must first complete her elaborate to-do list.

"With the help of his ex (Carden), local eccentric (Simmons), and Nora, his faithful canine companion, Leif embarks on a hilarious journey of self-discovery."

Lightbulb Film Distribution's sales and acquisitions director Peter Thompson said: "We are thrilled to be bringing Ride The Eagle to UK audiences in October. Jake Johnson plays a loveable stoner and his dog, Nora, steals every scene that she's in.

"It's a film that will make you laugh – and that's something we need more than ever!"

Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution
Photo credit: Lightbulb Film Distribution

Related: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse could have featured Tobey Maguire return

Johnson, who played Peter B Parker, an alternate universe Spidey in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has recently confirmed that a sequel is coming.

Confirming his return, Johnson told The Movie Dweeb: "Well, I've been working on a contract. I believe Peter B Parker is making a return.

"I haven't seen a script. All I know is that I heard nothing for the longest time and I was very sad. I really loved playing Peter B Parker. I would like to know what happens with Peter B Parker. I think the way his journey ended in the first movie was very open-ended.

"And so, when I got word that they were working on a deal and figuring it all out, I thought 'I truly can't wait to see what the writers came up with.'"

Ride the Eagle will be available for digital download on October 4.

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