“Free Ride” Release Details


According to twitchfilm Anna Paquin’s movie “Free Ride” will be released in cinemas in New York and Los Angeles on January 10th 2014, and will also be available from that date from Video On Demand providers.

Anna Paquin has earned herself a devoted following because of her winning performance as Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood, but she has not forgotten her indie film roots.

She stars in the upcoming Free Ride as an enterprising young woman who enters the underground drug scene in Florida and discovers, according to the official synopsis, that “dealing drugs at the height of South Florida’s smuggling heyday has its price. As law enforcement closes in on Christina and her drug operation, she must find a way to salvage the life she has desperately worked to repair before it all comes crashing down.” As you can see from this exclusive image, she makes for a very arresting drug dealer.

The film, written for the screen and directed by Shana Betz, is based on Betz’s own real-life experiences, The cast includes Drea de Matteo, Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato. Paquin served as one of the producers; her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer is one of the executive producers.

Free Ride will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on January 10, 2014, and will also be available to watch on that date via various Video On Demand providers.


Ann and husband Stephen also posed for photographs during the Press Day in New York.


Photos by Zimbio

Next stop for both of them……..True Blood Season 7. Stephen is back for director prepping the day after tomorrow.


About Evie

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11 comments on ““Free Ride” Release Details

  1. Gaah………I hate thinking that this is the last season.

  2. Nobody really wants to see this show come to an END.
    But it will be,thanks to Brian Buckner’s direction in Season 6.
    Now if only ALAN BALL takes back the reigns and get’s the show
    back on track.

    • I would love Alan Ball to return but highly unlikely :(
      Eric’s fate (and all the other characters I love) is in Buckner’s hands. I won’t judge him until it’s all over, which will come soon enough.
      You never know they may do a reunion movie in a couple of years!

      • In a way, I already feel like TB is over. I too have resigned myself that I probably will not like what I hear about the way Buckner chooses to end the story. I remember Kristin recently suggesting that maybe they could do a feature film down the line. I don’t know, though. The story is usually “everything happens in real time,” and the vampire characters aren’t supposed to age (and maybe the fairies too? I’m still not clear on what the fairies can or cannot do), and none of us are getting any younger, so that might be a lot of pressure for the cast. :) But we’ll see what happens.

  3. Well, if you’re going to talk TB first then I will say, I.do.not.want.Alan.Ball.Back. He isn’t really gone in a sense anyway, he is still involved with the show. If he (Ball) has his way then for sure Sookie and Bill will be the end game for the show. I don’t wanna see that!!
    But I am resigned to the fact that its’ the last season and its’ gonna be what its’ gonna be.

    Now, onto the real reason for these comments today is Annas’ movie. I really love Annas’ movies but sadly as they are usually indie flicks lately, I never get to see them in a theater and I have to wait the few months and rent the DVD. But, after watching the previews I definitely want to see this film. I hope that Anna and Steves’ Production Company, CASM, does well in the coming years. It is nice to think that they actually have already planned out their futures together for their family.

    • I know many Eric fans don’t think very highly of Alan Ball and I can understand why,but for me it was his version of Eric Northman that I first fell in love with and his version of Sookie/Eric that I first shipped, long before I even thought about reading the books. I actually never thought he was heading for a Bill/Sookie ending, he seemed to be more interested in Bill heading towards self-destruct, but I guess I never thought CH was heading towards a Sam/Sookie ending either. I just think out of the 3 people who have been responsible for Eric’s destiny – Ball, Buckner and Harris – so far I like what Ball did with him the best. He developed Eric’s character from being a side-issue possibly bad guy to being a complex and irresistible almost-hero. I also think that he grew to like Eric more and more as the show progressed unlike Harris who came to resent him more and more. I may change my mind next year depending on Buckner’s ending of course, he has 10 more episodes to win me over. I know I’ll never get a lot of Eric fans to agree with me about AB but hey the world would be boring if we all thought the same way!

      Back on topic – I will try to get to see this move. I don’t know if anyone has seen “Margaret”, it only got limited release, but Anna won an award for it here in the UK, and she is excellent in it.

      • First of all, Thanks Evie for your insight on AB, you’re right tho’ not everyone will agree on this. As far as Annas’ films go, I see each and everyone as I personally think that Annas’ one heck of a good actress and enjoy the merit in each one of her films. I, too, thought Margaret was an outstanding film as were all her others. The only reason I don’t like VOD is my provider charges an arm and leg to use it (more than it costs to see a film in a theater in fact) therefore I always wait until they go direct to DVD and rent it.

        • Evie-Alan Ball’s version of Eric and Eric/Sookie is what I first fell in love with as well. I was not aware of the book series until I gave TB a chance. I do think Alan Ball can get a bad rap in the fandom. I am definitely not in love with some of the things Ball did in the final third of s4 and the first three-fourths of s5. Overall I loved TB up until the last 20 minutes or so of ep. 4×08, and I hung in there through s5 (and fast-forwarded some, but kept up with the story through recaps). I agree completely that Ball seemed to be headed towards Bill self-destruct, whether Bill committed suicide (doubtful, as Bill had ample opportunity to “pull a Godric” and did not) or was killed by someone else. I was 50-50 on whether Harris would end with Sookie/Eric or Sookie/Sam.

          I agree that Ball really seemed to like Eric. There were so many parallels between Eric’s story and Sookie’s story on TB that I thought that not an accident. I thought that Ball and company were providing clues, that that meant that Eric and Sookie were somehow destined to “be together,” not necessarily romantically, though I would not have complained about that, but at the very least as friends. Eric/Sookie and Eric/Pam (and Eric/Godric) were my favorite stories on TB. I realize that Hudis/Buckner have erased the Eric/Sookie ship. Yes, I too feel that Harris grew to resent the Eric character. I think that explains why she tried to character-annihilate Eric in the last book, and subtly retconned the character in the prior 2-3 books. I am 99.99% hopeless for where Buckner is headed with s7 and Eric, but who knows? Maybe what I read will pleasantly surprise me. Crazier things have happened. But right now I’m leaning towards Buckner going Sookie/Sam “HEA” with a generous side helping of Bill (again), and Eric getting a lousy and/or untruthful ending. It is what it is.

          This Eric fan does basically agree with you about Ball. There is a reason so much of the fandom fell in love with Eric and Eric/Sookie, and it can’t just be attributed to Alex’s good looks and his (and Anna’s) acting. And I also very much agree with you that it would be boring if we all thought the same way, not to mention scary.

          I have seen Margaret several times. The shorter version, not the full-length version. (I know there were legal issues with the filmmaker and the studio that held up the film’s release for several years.) I, too, was very impressed with Anna’s performance in it (as well as the film itself). I was aware that she won an award for it. I believe it was the BAFTA (the British equivalent of the American Oscar), and that Anna tied with Meryl Streep (Alex’s costar in The Giver) for The Iron Lady. Not too shabby!

  4. It’s good news that this film is available on VOD as well as in (some) theatres. That ensures that as many people as possible will be able to see it. I remember hearing about this film when it was being shot during the hiatus between TB s4 and s5. Wishing the best for Anna, Stephen, and everyone involved with Free Ride.

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