The Weinstein Co has released the theatrical movie poster for Dedication, the new romantic comedy starring Mandy Moore and Billy Crudup. I heard some descent buzz for the film at Sundance, where Weinstein and First Look purchased the film for $4 million. The movie follows a misogynistic children’s book author (Crudup) who is forced to work closely with a female illustrator (Moore) instead of his long-time collaborator and only friend (Tom Wilkinson). The poster has shades of Squid and the Whale and Year of the Dog, but since the story involves a children’s book illustrator, it makes more sense.
I’m a sucker for Mandy Moore films. Call it a crush. But even Moore can’t save a horrible mess of a film, which is evident in Because I Say So and License To Wed. So the question now becomes: Did Moore star in two or three bombs in 2007? We’ll find out. Considering the film is actor Justin Theroux’s directorial debut, I’m not expecting much.
Dedication is scheduled to hit theaters on August 24th 2007. Check out the full poster courtesy of cinematical, after the jump.