Elda Ferri and Allen Bain announced today the wrap of principal photography on Director Roberto Faenza’s “Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You” based on Peter Cameron’s award-winning novel of the same name. Praised by critics and readers alike, Cameron’s 2007 novel has been favorably compared to “The Catcher in the Rye.”
A heartfelt New York comedy, the film was shot entirely in New York and stars Toby Regbo (“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows”) in his first lead role as well as veteran actors Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Gallagher, Ellen Burstyn and Stephen Lang and features Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”), Aubrey Plaza (“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”) and Lucy Liu.
“Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You” is a funny and tender film about James Sveck (Regbo), a vulnerable teenager with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan (Harden and Gallagher). While his estranged parents may be better served examining their own lives, they seem more content conspiring to guide him in a more “normal” direction.
James, however, rejects all the assumptions that govern the adult world around him, including the expectation that he will go college in the fall. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he would much prefer to move to an old house in the country and spend his life reading books and learning long forgotten trades.
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