Breaking News in Yuba County (2021) Information

Breaking News in Yuba County (2021 Film) Information

Breaking News in Yuba County directed by Tate Taylor is a dark comedy. It includes Mila Kunis, Juliette Lewis and Allison Janney.

Other cast members are Awkwafina, Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, Samira Wiley, Jimmi Simpson, Clifton Collins Jr., Bridget Everett, Dominic Burgess, Keong Sim, Chris Lowell.

You will also catch Matthew Modine and Ellen Barkin in the MGM motion picture.

The Rated R movie screenplay is written by Amanda Idoko.

Synopsis of the film

Sue Buttons (Allison Janney) husband Karl (Matthew Modine) goes missing.  Buttons goes on a city-wide search in the small town of Yuba County to look for him.  However…what really happened to him?  It’s a story of whodunnit, and why? Will they get away with it?  Everyone in town is wondering: Where’s Karl Buttons?

Director Tate Taylor Statement

I read it and thought, ‘I cannot believe what I just read! Did that just happen?’ I was excited to bring that to the screen.

Screenplay Writer Amanda Idoko Statement

I love stories in which ordinary people make bad decisions that snowball into chaos and misunderstanding, so I wanted to write something fun and entertaining.

Allison Janney Statement 

The story is a satire of our current culture in the United States, which is centered so many ways on the media obsession with violence, self-help therapy, and even body image. That’s actually what my father said! And I agree with that, and I think it’s about our obsession with media in all forms.

Mila Kunis Statement

The movie deals with what suddenly having attention does to a person who hungers for it.  The story is very left of center, a little bit quirky, and not what you expect it to be. It’s also not something that can fit easily into a box, which to me is always exciting. Every scene has layers upon layers.

Regina Hall Statement

I loved the whole world of this film.  When I read the script, it was all of these unique characters in this seemingly normal world which really has so much running underneath it. It’s a smart, witty, funny character-driven story filled with nuances. It takes on the idea of fame and self-worth, and how it’s ‘reality-versus-distorted reality.

Awkwafina Statement

The story is definitely symbolic of what the media represents to some people.  I think today, the media is said to be your friend, but there is also kind of an uglier side to it.

Sneak Peek Photos from the film

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Breaking News in Yuba County Release date

The movie is available on February 12, 2021.

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