It has been announced that the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's musical The Last Five Years will be released in cinemas on 12th December 2014.
The "touching story of heartbreak and passion" is brought to life on screen by Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. The story chats the highs and lows of a five year relationship. Told almost entirely through song, The Last Five Years received its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year.
Filled with the lively energy of New York City's cultural milieu, the film tells the story of the five-year relationship between rising novelist Jamie Wellerstein (Jeremy Jordan) and struggling actress Cathy Hyatt (Anna Kendrick). As Jamie's new novel vaults him to the top of the literary scene, Cathy is still doing summer stock in Ohio, and their diverging levels of success pose pressing and dire challenges to their love.
The film tells Cathy's side of the story in reverse order, starting from the end of their marriage, while Jamie's version of events begins when the couple first meets. It is directed and adapted for the screen by Richard LaGravenese.