Directed by Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner who also wrote the film, Why Stop Now, is the story of a piano prodigy, and his mother’s drug addiction.
The film stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo, Tracy Morgan, Isiah Whitlock Jr and Sarah Ramos.
“Why Stop Now” tells the bittersweet story of Eli Smith (Eisenberg), a piano prodigy, and his mother Penny (Leo) who despite her cheerful, loving disposition, struggles with drug addiction. On the day of his audition for a prestigious music program, Eli’s mother plans to enter rehab, but a glitch in the system forces them to enlist the help of an unlikely ally, her drug dealer Sprinkles (Morgan). Circumstances conspire that turn them into a comical yet determined band of collaborators who are forced to deal with their internal demons over the course of the day.
Why Stop Now is released in the US August 17, 2012. A UK release date is still yet to be announced.