STX Entertainment’s teenage comedy The Edge of Seventeen is moving from its September 30 slot to November 18. The news comes after the pic was selected as the closing-night gala for the Toronto International Film Festival. Kevin Grayson, President of STX Distribution, made the announcement today.
Here are the other films on September 30 that Edge of Seventeen moves away from: Relativity’s Masterminds, Lionsgate’s Deepwater Horizon and 20th Century Fox’s Tim Burton-helmed Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Edge of Seventeen now moves to the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, where Relativity’s The Disappointments Room, Focus’ Nocturnal Animals, Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Roadside Attractions’ Manchester by the Sea live.
“James L. Brooks has mentored such extraordinary young filmmakers as Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson,” said Grayson in a statement. “With Kelly Fremon Craig, he brings audiences a superbly talented new voice who vividly and authentically captures what it is like to grow up today. After being selected as the closing-night film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we decided to move this very special film to take full advantage of the holiday corridor and to capitalize on the what we expect will be very strong word-of-mouth as the film screens this fall.”
The pic, starring Hailee Steinfeld, is a look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson and Hayden Szeto also star. The trailer generated a slew of laughs at CinemaCon in April.