Selma Blair’s new documentary film INTRODUCING, SELMA BLAIR is scheduled for a limited theater release on October 15th, 2021. No word yet on which theaters/cities but there’s been online chatter that Discovery+ will release it on their streaming service October 21st, 2021. Be on the lookout in October if you’re interested in viewing it!
Blair will next be seen as the subject of the documentary Introducing, Selma Blair, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and was awarded the Special Jury Recognition for Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling. The documentary, which was acquired by Discovery+ and is anticipated to be released this Fall, reveals Blair’s intimate and raw journey with Multiple Sclerosis.
Previously, she starred in the comedy/horror thriller Mom And Dad, opposite Nicholas Cage. The film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and later screened at the Sitges Film Festival and the Molins Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Jury Prize for Best Film and the Audience Award for Best Film.
Blair’s other credits include such pop culture classics as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions and The Sweetest Thing among others. She has worked with an array of acclaimed directors including Guillermo del Toro for Hellboy and its sequels, and Todd Solondz for 2011’s Dark Horse, alongside Christopher Walken and Mia Farrow, and 2001’s Storytelling.
On television, she was recently seen co-starring in FX’s American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson for Ryan Murphy. Blair was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Spoken Word Album for Children” for her reading of Anne Frank: The Diary Of A Young Girl and was named one of Time’s 2017 Person of the Year as one of their Silence Breakers.
She continues to be represented by Troy Nankin and Cheryl Snow at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming service discovery+ has just acquired the LD Entertainment documentary Introducing, Selma Blairahead of its world premiere at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival. A streaming date is planned for later this year.
The Rachel Fleit directed docu is a raw and intimate look at a year in the life of actress, Selma Blair, after she is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis — an autoimmune disease which has no cure. Introducing, Selma Blair follows the actress in her resilience as she battles her disease, grappling with challenges such as dissecting deep-rooted myths about beauty, the collective fear around disability and mortality, as well as the struggle for self-acceptance and the search for serenity. Complete with her trademark wit and humor, the film follows Blair as she reconciles a life-altering diagnosis and begins on a journey of monumental transition.
“Selma is a force. An actress, mother and now disability advocate. Her brave fight against MS and her openness to share her deeply personal story through tears and laughter makes it a tale of tremendous perseverance and one we all need right now,” says Igal Svet, VP, Documentaries, discovery+. “We have made it our goal to support new voices, and Rachel’s stunning debut is a terrific representation of everything we look to showcase on discovery+.”
“I am beyond pleased and proud to have discovery+ be the home for my film ‘debut’ and for believing in the power of storytelling as a way to connect us all. I may be the subject of this film but my hope is that everyone sees themselves in it and finds some strength and joy they may not have known they had,” says Blair.
“My connection with Selma was instantaneous. From our very first FaceTime together, I immediately understood who she was — disarming, charming, raw, real, and true,” says Fleit. “From the onset , I wanted to tell this story about a different way of being in the world. I am humbled and honored that Selma trusted me to tell her story. I couldn’t be happier to be part of the discovery+ family.”
Introducing, Selma Blair is produced by LD’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon with Troy Nankin. Cass Bird is EP The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
Blair starred in such features as Legally Blonde, Cruel Intentions, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy, In Good Company, After and its sequel After We Collided, and such series as Netflix’s Another Life, Lost in Space, Anger Management, Kath & Kim and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson as Kris Jenner.