fb.indiewire.com Samuel Goldwyn Films has bought U.S. rights to Stephen Gyllenhaal’s "Grassroots" starring Jason Biggs, Lauren Ambrose, Tom Arnold and Cedric The Entertainer. It's the closing-night film of the 2012 Seattle Film Festival, which runs May 17-June 10; the film will open in theaters June 22. Set in 2001 and inspired by true events, "Grassroots" is the story of a political neophyte (Joel David Moore) who wants to take down a Seattle councilman (Cedric the Entertainer) and moves toward victory after he hires a recently fired alt-weekly reporter (Jason Biggs) to run his campaign.

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Grassroots Synopsis and Credits

Joel David Moore stars as a neophyte politician who hires a recently fired alt weekly reporter (Jason Biggs) to run his campaign against the incumbent (Cedric the Entertainer).

"Grassroots" stars Cedric The Entertainer, Jason Biggs, Joel David Moore, Lauren Ambrose, and Tom Arnold.

Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Written by Justin Rhodes and Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Produced by Bren Stiefel, Matthew R. Brady, Michael Huffington, Peggy Case, and Peggy Raiski.
Production company/distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films.

Release Date: June 22, 2012

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