Bleecker Street Dates Its Big Sundance Buy ‘Colette’, ‘Papillon’ & More
Bleecker Street said today that its Keira Knightley-starring Colette, which it acquired with 30WEST at the Sundance Film Festival last month in a big mid-seven-figure U.S. rights deal, will hit screens in limited release September 21. It is one of several 2018 release dates shifted and set by the indie distributor.
Also getting a date is another Sundance pickup, Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace, which will bow limited June 29. Papillon, the redo of the 1973 prison escape… Read
Steve Carell & Timothée Chalamet Title ‘Beautiful Boy’ Sets Fall Release
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Felix van Groeningen's Beautiful Boy starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet, on October 12.
Pic is based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David (Carell) and Nic Sheff (Chalamet), which chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with meth addiction over many years. The film also stars Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan and Timothy Hutton.
Groeningen and… Read
Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Now Ready For A Spring Debut
STXfilms is moving up its Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty from June 29 to April 27, which places the release date the weekend before summer kicks off. STX has made the decision given the great response the film received from a recent test screening, where the audience responded to the pic’s message of self-confidence, as well as the 40 million views logged by the trailer since it dropped February 8.
In I Feel Pretty, a woman who struggles with feelings of low self-esteem… Read
Abramorama Picks Up ‘Love & Bananas’ For Theatrical Release In April, Unveils Trailer
EXCLUSIVE: With the ban on elephant trophy imports having been in the news this year, Abramorama just acquired a very timely story: Ashley Bell's feature documentary Love & Bananas: An Elephant Story.
The film follows Bell and a team of elephant rescuers — led by world-renowned Asian elephant conservationist and Time magazine’s Hero of Asia, Sangdeaun Lek Chailert — as they mission 480 miles across Thailand to rescue a 70-year-old partially blind trekking elephant and… Read
Focus Blesses Wim Wenders’ Pope Francis Documentary With Domestic Release Date
Focus Features has set a May 18, 2018 domestic release for Wim Wenders’ documentary, Pope Francis – A Man of His Word. The film is a rare co-production with the Vatican, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and the pope addressing his audience directly, answering questions on life, death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism and the role of the family. Universal Pictures International will distribute overseas.
Written and directed… Read
‘The Equalizer 2’, ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ’ Eye Earlier Release Dates
Sony is doing some more shuffling on their release dates for The Equalizer 2 and Paul, Apostle of Christ. The Antoine Fuqua-directed sequel starring Denzel Washington has been pushed up to July 20 from the previously announced August 3 release date while the studio’s biblical drama will open on March 23, a couple days earlier from the original release date of March 28.
This is the third time The Equalizer 2 has moved release dates. Prior to announcing the August 3 release… Read
Mark Wahlberg Action Pic ‘Mile 22’ Sets Summer Release Date, Sequel In Development
Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg are about to go the distance with Mile 22. STXfilms said today that the action pic from the frequent collaborators will be released July 20, with a sequel, scripted TV series and VR component already in development.
Mile 22 marks the fourth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg. The movie tells the story of an elite American intelligence officer who, aided by a top-secret tactical command unit, tries to smuggle a mysterious police officer… Read
Brad Silberling’s ‘An Ordinary Man’ Acquired By Saban Films
Brad Silberling's war thriller An Ordinary Man, which stars Ben Kingsley has been picked up by Saban Films who will handle the picture in North America. The film, which co-stars Hera Hilmar (who will be seen in the upcoming Peter Jackson film Mortal Engines), will get a second quarter theatrical release from Saban.
An Ordinary Man was produced by Rick Dugdale for Enderby Entertainment along with Kingsley and Silberling. Written by Silberling, An Ordinary Man follows a war… Read
‘Concert For George’ Gets Encore Timed To George Harrison’s 75th Birthday
Abramorama is lining up a limited theatrical run for Concert for George, the 2002 David Leland-directed documentary featuring rock biggies like Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and more gathering for a tribute concert to George Harrison, who had died the year before. The theatrical rollout begins February 20 with more than 75 venues nationwide already booked; Harrison would have turned 75 on February 25.
Abramorama, which released the Ron Howard… Read
Gunpowder & Sky Picks Up Feature Doc ‘Ramen Heads’ For Theatrical Release
EXCLUSIVE: Gunpowder & Sky has just picked up Koki Shigeno’s feature documentary Ramen Heads which explores the popular Japanese noodle dish and the reigning king of ramen. The doc, which will be distributed under the company’s FilmBuff label, will be released March 16 in New York and Los Angeles before expanding into select theaters after that.
Ramen Heads profiles Japan’s reigning king of ramen, Osamu Tomita, taking a look at every step of his obsessive approach to… Read
Freestyle Digital Media Revs Up ‘Shifting Gears’, Sets Spring Day-And-Date Release
EXCLUSIVE: Byron Allen’s Freestyle Digital Media has dropped the hammer on a deal for North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to Shifting Gears, Jason Winn's feature starring R. Keith Harris and M.C. Gainey. It’s set for a March 23 day-and-date release
The family-friendly film centers on Tom (Harris, who also wrote the script), a hard-working manager at a big-box superstore who is passed up for a promotion." Lamenting the time he… Read
‘Vivo’, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Animated Movie, Shifts Release Dates
Sony Pictures Animation said this evening that it has shifted the release date for Vivo, its big project anchored by 11 songs written by Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda. The studio had fast-tracked the project on the heels of Miranda’s success driving the music for Disney’s Moana, originally setting a December 18, 2020 release date. Now it is being slated ahead of the Thanksgiving 2020 wheelhouse, for November 6.
Miranda originally set Vivo at DreamWorks Animation when his I… Read