‘Time Is Up’ Coming to Movie Theaters Nationwide

Highly Anticipated Teen Romancer Starring Bella Thorne and Benjamin Mascolo Debuts on the Big Screen September 9

DENVER – August 9, 2021 – Teen romancer “Time Is Up” will debut in movie theaters nationwide this fall from Fathom Events and Voltage Pictures. Starring Bella Thorne (“Habit,” “Shake It Up,” “The Babysitter,” Infamous”) and marking the film debut of Italian popstar Benjamin Mascolo, the story follows two high-school seniors, Vivien (Thorne), an accomplished student with a passion for physics, and Roy (Mascolo), a young man with a multitude of problems, who are forced to reclaim their lives after an accident brings them together. “Time Is Up” will play in select movie theaters on Thurs., Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. (all times local).


Tickets for “Time Is Up” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).


Directed by Elisa Amoruso (“Chiara Ferragni – Unposted”), “Time Is Up” follows Vivien as she tries to get into a prestigious American university. While she lives her own life as a mathematical formula that drives her to look at her own happiness as something to be postponed into the future, Roy, on the other hand, a troubled man due to a trauma suffered as a child, sees his desires continually hindered by a past that seems to constantly haunt him. But mathematics too has its variables and life manages to weave events together in increasingly surprising and unexpected ways. After an accident forces them to come to a stop and reclaim their lives, the pair finally start living in a present that proves to be more exciting than any predefined formula.


In addition to Thorne and Mascolo, the cast is comprised of Emmy-winning actor Nikolay Moss (“The Cobblestone Corridor”), Roberto Davide (“Doctor Who”), and Sebastiano Pigazzi (“We Are Who We Are”). Amoruso, a rising Italian director, co-wrote “Time Is Up” with Lorenzo Ura and Patrizia Fiorellini.


“Fans of Thorne and Mascolo are in for a fun and special night at local cinemas as the real-life couple make their big screen debut together in ‘Time Is Up,’ said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO.


Voltage and Vertical Entertainment will handle the downstream rights.


For artwork/photos related to “Time Is Up” visit the Fathom Events press site.



Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L)., Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.



Voltage Pictures, established in 2005, is a privately held, film and television production, financing and sales entity. Voltage has won six Academy Awards including Best Picture for The Hurt Locker, and three Academy Awards for Dallas Buyers Club.


The current Voltage sales slate includes the highly anticipated action-thriller Chase starring Gerard Butler, Jaimie Alexander, Russell Hornsby and Ethan Embry, the action heist-thriller The Yacht, starring Ruby Rose, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Frank Grillo, acclaimed blockbuster director Renny Harlin’s horror-thriller Refuge starring Jason Flemyng and Raza Jaffrey, the neo-noir art thriller American Night starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Jeremy Piven, and the Japanese horror Room 203.


Voltage represented worldwide rights on After, based on the internationally best-selling series of books by Anna Todd, that debuted number one at the box office in 17 international territories including Germany and Italy when released in April 2019, grossing over $70m worldwide. The highly anticipated sequel, After We Collided, opened in September 2020 and grossed nearly $50m worldwide. The third and fourth films in the franchise, After We Fell and After Ever Happy, are currently in post-production after wrapping principal photography in December 2020.


Voltage also produced the blockbuster comedy I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, and Naomi Campbell, which generated nearly $100m in worldwide box office. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, Jim Parsons, and John Malkovich premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.


Founded in 2012, Vertical Entertainment has become a leading global independent distributor releasing films   across all mediums. Vertical's unique combination of full-service marketing and highly effective sales services provides collaborative solutions for filmmakers, as the company leverages creative and platform relationships to maximize revenue streams from all content providers.


Current and upcoming Vertical Entertainment releases include John Pollono’s directorial debut “Small Engine Repair” starring Jon Bernthal, Shea Whigham, Jordana Spiro and Ciara Bravo, Sabrina Doyle’s debut feature “Lorelei,” starring Jena Malone and Pablo Schrieber. Sundance premiere “Wild Indian” written and directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr. and starring Michael Greyeyes, Kate Bosworth and Jesse Eisenberg. 


Vertical’s past successes include Channing Godfrey Peoples’ “Miss Juneteenth,” starring Nicole Beharie in her Best Actress Gotham Independent Film Award-winning performance and four Independent Spirit Award nominations including Best Female Lead and Best First Feature, and NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture; Best Picture Golden Globe Award nominee “Music,” directed by Sia and starring Best Actress Golden Globe Award nominee Kate Hudson; Eytan Rockaway’s “Lansky” starring Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington; the Toronto Film Festival Midnight Madness breakout “Shadow in the Cloud,” directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloe Grace Moretz; “The Informer,” with Andrea Di Stefano directing the star-studded cast of Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Common, Clive Owen, and Ana de Armas; “Robin’s Wish,” the revelatory account of iconic comedian Robin Williams' final days, directed by Tylor Norwood; Tate Taylor's “Ava” with John Malkovich, Geena Davis, Joan Chen, Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain and “Yes, God, Yes,” directed by Karen Maine and starring Natalia Dyer and Timothy Simons. Chris Kelly’s “Other People,” with Molly Shannon in her Independent Spirit Award-winning performance; and Babak Anvari’s BAFTA and British Independent Film Award-winning thriller “Under the Shadow.”




Erik Stein

Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events