“Girl Rising,” filmmaker Richard E. Robbins’ film about nine girls in different developing countries who dream of attending school, has been picked up by Regal Cinemas for a week-long engagement in theaters this month.
“Scandal” star Kerry Washington and singer Alicia Keys are among the narrators of the documentary, which will premiere in 150 theaters on April 19 via Regal Entertainment Group.
“Girl Rising” was previously being showcased in cities nationwide via Gathr, a new demand-based theatrical-distribution platform in which fans committed to buying enough movie tickets to secure a screening.
“Regal recognizes the intense interest by American moviegoers demanding that this film be seen in their local communities,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal Entertainment Group. “This movie is making an emotional impact on many of our patrons, me included. The stories from these extraordinary girls in nine different countries are accompanied by narration from an A-list of entertainers.”
Other narrators in the film include Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Chloe Moretz, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto and Meryl Streep.
A portion of all ticket will go to the 10×10 Fund for Girls Education. 10×10 is a global campaign to educate and empower girls.
CNN Films has global TV distribution rights, and plans to air it in Spring 2013.
Watch the film’s trailer below.