About A Kid Like Jake
A kid like jake is a 2018 American drama film directed by Silas Howard and written by Daniel Pearle, based on his own 2013 play of the same name. The film stars Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra, Amy Landecker, Ann Dowd and Octavia Spencer.
It had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018. It is scheduled to be released on June 1, 2018, by IFC Films.
“On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens, Alex and Greg Wheeler have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious 4-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe. As Alex and Greg navigate their roles as parents, a rift grows between them, one that forces them to confront their own concerns about what’s best for Jake, and each other.
Alex Wheeler and her husband, Greg, are trying to find the right primary school for their 4-year-old son, Jake. Described as gender-expansive by his adviser, Jake’s increasingly erratic behavior starts to cause a rift between the couple. Alex worries that the adults in her son’s life are labeling him prematurely, while Greg wonders if Jake’s fondness for dressing up might be more than just a phase.
Initial release: June 8, 2018 (USA)
Director: Silas Howard
Screenplay: Daniel Pearle
Music composed by: Roger Neill
Producers: Jim Parsons, Todd Spiewak, Rachel Xiaowen Song, Eric Norsoph, Paul Bernon
Production companies: Burn Later Productions, Head Gear Films