JOHANNA BRADDY AND ROBYN LIVELY STAR IN
THE INSPIRATIONAL AND EMPOWERING DRAMEDY
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Steve Guttenberg & Missi Pyle Join a
Talented Ensemble; the All-Woman Soundtrack Features Hits by P!nk,
Lorde, Shania Twain, Donna Summer, MILCK, Kacey Musgraves
OPENING THEATRICALLY ON JULY 12, AND
DAY-AND DATE ON DEMAND & DIGITAL
Beauty is a state of mind. In the years since her pageant heyday, Rose has seen herself transform from an ambitious young woman to an unfulfilled housewife. As the tedium of another day begins, she finds herself pulled into an unexpected adventure leading to four new friendships and one final ride for MISS ARIZONA. This fresh and fabulous film stars Johanna Braddy (“Quantico,” “UnREAL”), Robyn Lively (The Karate Kid Part III, Teen Witch), along with supporting roles from Steve Guttenberg (3 Men and a Baby, Short Circuit), and Missi Pyle (Ma, Nobody’s Fool). On July 12, MISS ARIZONA opens theatrically in 10 markets including Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Boston and more; and, day-and-date, it will also be available On demand and Digital.
Dust off that crown and get ready to work it because MISS ARIZONA didn’t come to lose. A bored housewife trapped in a less-than-ideal marriage, Rose (Braddy) accepts an invitation to teach a life skills class at a women’s shelter. When trouble shows up, the group make their getaway with the help of the former beauty queen. What starts off as an escape quickly turns into a wild all-night adventure through the streets of Los Angeles. From a quick trip to the ‘drug store’ to an impromptu drag show, the women soon discover that inner strength, and a little help from your friends, can be the key to discovering who you are meant to be.
Inspired by the Women’s March in fall 2016, writer/director Autumn McAlpin (Waffle Street, Shadow) wrote the script quickly, saying, “At a time when strong women’s voices are needed, I’m eager to contribute to the conversation with the hope that Miss Arizona will empower those who need it most.” McAlpin is joined by DeAnna Cooper, award-winning producer and film industry veteran with over twenty years under her belt. McAlpin and Cooper worked together to assemble a cast and crew that were over 70% women and/or people of color as well as putting together an impressive all-female soundtrack with hits by musicians including P!nk, Lorde, Shania Twain, Donna Summer, MILCK, Kacey Musgraves and more, all of whom loved the pro-women message of the film.
MISS ARIZONA co-stars include Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (“Nashville,” Fletch), Otmara Marrero (Crackle’s “Startup”), Shoniqua Shandai (“I am the Night,” “People Just Do Nothing”), along with supporting roles from Kevin Heffernan (Super Troopers 1 & 2 & 3, Beerfest), Kyle Howard (“Royal Pains,” Orange County) as well as Willam and Ginger Minj of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
MISS ARIZONA was produced by McAlpin and Cooper, co-produced by Michelle Lang, John Davidson and Mike Angus, and executive produced by Michael McAlpin.
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