New Sam Mendes Film to Open Edinburgh Festival

News   New Sam Mendes Film to Open Edinburgh Festival Academy Award winner Sam Mendes' new film, "Away We Go," will open the upcoming Edinburgh Film Festival, according to Variety.

The festival runs June 17-28. "Away We Go," which was penned by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida, stars John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph.

The romantic comedy, according to the industry paper, "follows the travails of an expectant couple travelling around America in search of the perfect place to raise their family."

Sam Mendes founded London's intimate theatre space, the Donmar Warehouse. During his decade at the Donmar, the theatre presented productions of Cabaret, Into the Woods, Orpheus Descending, The Real Thing, Proof, Company and The Blue Room. Several of those productions found their way to Broadway, including the Tony-winning revival of Cabaret. He also directed the revival of Gypsy starring Bernadette Peters. Mendes has also achieved success on screen, including an Academy Award for "American Beauty."