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A Real Pain Release Date Set for October 2024

Searchlight Pictures has set an October 18, 2024, theatrical release date for A Real Pain, the heartfelt comedy written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg, who drew the film from his own personal history.

A Real Pain, which premiered to standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival, follows mismatched cousins David and Benji, who reunite for a tour through Poland to honor their beloved grandmother. The adventure takes a turn when the pair’s old tensions resurface against the backdrop of their family history.

A Real Pain Release Date Set for October 2024

“We are blown away by Jesse’s vision and craft in telling this hilarious and profound film,” said Searchlight Presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum when the film was acquired. “He tells a deeply personal story and makes it universal. We can’t wait to bring it to audiences around the world.”

Jesse Eisenberg also stars alongside Kieran Culkin (Succession), Will Sharpe (The White Lotus), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Kurt Egyiawan  (Beasts of No Nation), Liza Sadovy (A Small Light), and Daniel Oreskes (Only Murders in the Building).

Director Jesse Eisenberg

Eisenberg previously said, “Making ‘A Real Pain’ was a true labor of love, and it has been so thrilling to premiere at Sundance. I couldn’t be more honored to work with Searchlight and to bring this story to a wider audience.”

“We are the utmost believers in Jesse as a creative voice and were thrilled to collaborate again on his second film with such ambitious scope and themes,” said Ali Herting, Dave McCary, and Emma Stone of Fruit Tree.

They added: “To have another friend and beloved collaborator on board in the singular Kieran Culkin was more than we could ask for, as was working with the amazing team at Searchlight.”

“We could not be more proud of Jesse and this beautiful film and are absolutely thrilled to re-team with David, Matthew, and our friends at Searchlight on its release,” said Ryan Heller, EVP of Film and Documentary at Topic Studios.