|All Good Things|
|Directed by||Andrew Jarecki|
|Produced by||Andrew Jarecki
|Written by||Marcus Hinchey
Philip Baker Hall
|Music by||Rob Simonsen|
|Editing by||David Rosenbloom
|Distributed by||The Weinstein Company (International)|
|Release date(s)||TBD 2010|
All Good Things is an upcoming romantic drama/mystery film directed by Andrew Jarecki and written by Jarecki, Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling. Starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst and set in the 1980s, the film is about the heir to a New York real estate fortune whose wife disappears, inspired by the life of Robert Durst. All Good Things was filmed between April and July 2008 in Connecticut and New York. The film was originally scheduled for a July 24, 2009 release, but has further been delayed with an upcoming release of sometime in 2010
As of March 2010, Andrew Jarecki has bought back the US distribution rights and is searching for a new distributor for the film. The Weinstein Company still holds the international rights, as well as basic cable television rights.
All Good Things was officially rated R for drug use, violence, language and some sexuality.
Set against the extravagance and excess of New York City in the 80s, David Marks (Gosling), the son of a powerful real estate tycoon, marries a beautiful working class student, Katie (Dunst). Together they flee the city for country life in Vermont - only to be lured back by David’s father. Upon their return, Katie goes back to medical school and begins to make a life for herself. But as Katie becomes increasingly independent, David mysteriously turns more violent and controlling. Family secrets are slowly revealed, just as Katie disappears without a trace. Years later, when David's best friend turns up dead, the 20-year-old case is re-opened, with David as the main suspect, and the Marks family’s dark secrets pave the way to a disturbing truth.
The All Good Things screenplay was written by Andrew Jarecki, Marcus Hinchey and Marc Smerling as a narrative loosely based on the real life experiences of Robert Durst, a real estate heir whose first wife, Kathleen McCormack, disappeared in 1982. The film's title, All Good Things, is an homage to a health store of the same name set up by Durst and McCormack in the 1970s. After the script was completed and Andrew Jarecki had agreed to direct the film, Ryan Gosling was attached to star and Kirsten Dunst in negotiations by late January 2008. By early April, Frank Langella was in final negotiations with the film's producers to join. Soon after, The Weinstein Company closed a deal to distribute All Good Things, and the film's budget was set at US$20 million.
Filming began in April in New York City and various locations in Connecticut, which were chosen for "the tax incentive, scenic and period locations" provided by the state. Shooting on Lillinonah Drive in Brookfield, Connecticut commenced in early May, at a lakefront house. Five locations at the Fairfield University campus were used for several scenes over a week of filming. The set moved to Carl Schurz Park, New York City, briefly before switching back to Connecticut. Three scenes were shot at Canal Street, Shelton, Connecticut, on May 30–31 after the production team's filming license for the scenes was completed less than a week beforehand. Much of the Canal Street filming focused on the "heavy, industrial features" of the area, while other touch-ups such as graffiti removal were made. A single minute-long scene was shot on a bridge over the Housatonic River. Scenes were shot on Route 7 in Gaylordsville, Connecticut, on June 3, where a shop opposite the local fire department was used as a health store. The following day, filming commenced in Waterbury, Connecticut. The Hospital of Saint Raphael was used as a filming location on June 6. The film set at the hospital was built on a vacant floor scheduled to be renovated, and took a week for set designers to prepare. Filming later returned to Brookfield, Connecticut, and shot for two days at the Ridgefield Community Center—standing in for New York's Gracie Mansion—in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Manhattan, New York City's West 38th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, stood in for the old 42nd Street on June 25–26 where shops were converted into 1970s Times Square sex shops and strip shows.
Jarecki, who previously produced and directed the 2003 documentary film Capturing the Friedmans, said that making All Good Things "was less about wanting to do a narrative feature vs. a documentary and more about the merits of this particular project". He shot "hundreds of hours of footage" of real people associated with the true story of Robert Durst, saying that "It was part of the process. Maybe it will end up on the DVD some day."