The Sessions Quad PosterPreviously titled The Surrogate, The Sessions debuted at Sundance to very positive early reviews, and is now set for release in the US next weekend.

We saw the UK trailer for the film last week, and now we’ve been sent two new posters for its release on our shores, which will be coming a little later in the New Year.

“Academy Award® nominee John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) stars in this funny and touching comedy-drama about a childhood polio survivor — now in his thirties and permanently confined to an iron lung — who hires a professional sex surrogate (Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt) to help him lose his virginity.”

Led by John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, the film is based on the autobiographical writings of journalist-poet Mark O’Brien.

Ben Lewin (Lucky Break) is behind the camera, directing from his own script, with William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks, and W. Earl Brown completing the cast.

The Sessions will be released in the US next Friday, 19th October, and will be coming to the UK in the New Year on 18th January, after screening as part of the BFI London Film Festival. For now, here are the two new posters, which you can click through to enlarge.