Steve Coogan’s ‘Hot Air’ Blows Onto Digital, VOD Aug. 23


Street Date: 8/23/19

From Frank Coraci, the director of The Wedding Singer and Click, and writer Will Reichel comes the hilarious and heart-warming film Hot Air, arriving on Digital and On Demand, as well as in select theaters from Freestyle, on August 23. Starring Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Steve Coogan (2013, Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Philomena; 2014, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Philomena) as a successful right-wing radio host whose world is turned upside down with the surprise appearance of his 16-year-old niece, the film also stars Taylor Russell, Neve Campbell, Primetime Emmy® winner and Golden Globe® nominee Judith Light (2014, Best Supporting Actress, TV’s “Transparent”), and Skylar Astin. Hot Air will be available on Digital in both HD and SD for the suggested retail price of $12.99.

Popular right-wing radio host Lionel Macomb (Steve Coogan) has his perfect world turned upside down when his 16-year-old niece, Tess (Taylor Russell), shows up seeking help with a family crisis. In Tess, Lionel has finally met his match: a smart, determined, brazenly honest sparring partner who forces Lionel to confront the complicated family he left behind. As this unexpected bond develops, Lionel must decide whether to rethink the power of his words and his legacy. Will he open himself up to a new kind of responsibility and connection?


  • “Inside Hot Air” Featurette

Steve Coogan             Philomena, Holmes & Watson, Stan & Ollie
Taylor Russell             TV’s “Lost in Space,” “Falling Skies,” Down a Dark Hall, Escape Room
Neve Campbell           TV’s “Party of Five,” Scream franchise, TV’s “House of Cards”
Judith Light                 TV’s “Transparent,” “Ugly Betty,” “Who’s the Boss”
Skylar Astin                 Pitch Perfect franchise, TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” Wreck-It Ralph

Year of Production: 2018
Title Copyright: Hot Air © 2018 Taphae Productions Limited. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2019 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: TV-MA
Genre: Drama
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 107 Minutes
Format: 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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