Alex Kurtzman directs the film from a screenplay written by Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jody Lambert. “People Like Us” marks Kurtzman’s feature-film directorial debut.
In the film, Sam (Pine), a twenty-something, fast-talking salesman, finds his latest deal collapsing on the same day he learns that his father has suddenly died. Against his wishes, Sam is called home, where he must put his father’s estate in order and reconnect with his estranged family. In the course of fulfilling his father’s last wishes, Sam uncovers a startling secret that turns his entire world upside-down: He has a 30-year-old sister Frankie (Banks) whom he never knew about. As their relationship develops, Sam is forced to rethink everything he thought he knew about his family—and re-examine his own life choices in the process.
Roberto Orci, Bobby Cohen and Clayton Townsend are producing “People Like Us,” with Alex Kurtzman executive producing. The talented team of filmmakers also includes director of photography Salvatore Totino (“The Da Vinci Code”); Academy Award®–nominated production designer Ida Random (“Fast & Furious”); Academy Award–nominated editor Robert Leighton (“The Bucket List”); costume designer Mary Zophres (“Iron Man 2”) and two-time Academy Award–winning composer A.R. Rahman (“Slumdog Millionaire”).
Opening soon exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas, “People Like Us” is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International through Columbia Pictures.