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Reports from Hollywood suggest that the film The Kids Are All Right is being developed as an hour-long series by HBO. Lisa Cholodenko, who co-wrote and directed the feature film, will write the pilot script. The story line will continue the adventures of the five main characters. They were the same-sex moms, their son and daughter, and the biological father of the kids/sperm donor who surfaces. Deals are still being worked out, but Cholodenko will be executive producer alongside the film’s original producers.
The Critics Choice Awards has released its list of honorees and The Kids Are Alright has received 4 nominations. Annette Bening has been honored with a Best Actress nomination for her role as a lesbian mom. Mark Ruffalo is nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role as the bio-daddy. The film also landed a nomination for Best Acting Ensemble. To top it off, The Kids Are All Right is also nominated as Best Original Screenplay for the work of Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
One of the most anticipated releases of the summer, Lisa Cholodenko’s two-mom-drama 'The Kids Are All Right,' lived up to hype this weekend, by scoring the best debut of 2010. According to estimates provided by Rentrak, the critically acclaimed 'Kids' grossed a massive $504,888 from just 7 theaters.
"We live down the street from a gay couple with a young son, my son goes and plays there and has lunch there. My son is 8 years old, and not once has he come and asked why his friend has two poppas,” says Mark Ruffalo. “His family is no different to my family – they eat at the same time, send their kid to school, discipline him and love him the same way.