‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ Gets Midsummer Release From Paramount
Paramount said today that it will release the long-gestating sequel to Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth wide on July 28. Directed this time by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, the Participant Media film will follow the former Vice President in his efforts to fight climate change. The release-date announcement for An Inconvenient Sequel is timed to film opening the Sundance Film Festival tonight.
Based on Gore’s PowerPoint presentation on global warming, the 2006 original became… Read
‘Wish Upon’, Broad Green’s Horror Film, Gets Summer 2017 Release Date
Wish Upon, the horror film headlined by Conjuring actress Joey King, Ryan Phillippe and Ki Hong Lee, has been slated for release June 30 of this year by distributor Broad Green Pictures. Directed by Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall, the horror film follows 16-year-old misfit Claire who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she's always wanted. But with each wish comes a deadly payment.
The release date for the film is on the same… Read
Tupac Shakur Biopic ‘All Eyez On Me’ Gets Summer Release From Lionsgate’s Summit
The Tupac Shakur biopic from Morgan Creek has been given a summer release date, opening wide on June 16, 2017. Summit Entertainment is distributing All Eyez On Me, which chronicles the rapper's life and legacy including his rise to superstardom as a hip-hop artist and actor as well as his imprisonment and prolific, controversial time at Death Row Records, where he was steeped in the East Coast/West Coast rap war.
Directed by Benny Boom from a script by Ed Gonzalez, Jeremy… Read
Kate Mara-Starring Iraq War Hero Biopic ‘Megan Leavey’ Gets Summer U.S. Release
Bleecker Street has acquired the Iraq War biopic Megan Leavey, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and starring Kate Mara, with domestic release set for June 9.
The film tells the true story of Leavey, a marine corporal who as part of a K9 bomb sniffing unit was paired with an aggressive combat dog named Rex. Despite the dog’s disposition, the pair formed a powerful bond, serving two tours together and completing more than 100 missions. After they were both wounded in a… Read
Lionsgate & Pantelion To Release ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ In February
Lionsgate and its Pantelion Film division will release writer-director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta’s romantic comedy Everybody Loves Somebody on February 17.
The film follows the beautiful Clara Barron (Karla Souza), who seems to have everything: a great job as an OB-GYN, a great house in L.A. and a big fun-loving Mexican family. But the one thing Clara doesn't have figured out is her love life. Pressured by a family wedding in Mexico, Clara asks a co-worker to pose as her… Read
Original ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Movie Returning To Theaters
With Paramount’s live-action version of Ghost in the Shell starring Scarlett Johansson readying for its late-March bow, Lionsgate is getting into the action by teaming with Funimation Films to return the original 1995 anime film to the big screen. The iconic, Mamoru Oshii-directed pic that helped introduce the genre to a wide U.S. audience will hit 110 theaters on February 7-8, the companies said today, with both the original Japanese version with subtitles and the… Read
Faith-Based Film ‘I Can Only Imagine’ With Dennis Quaid, Cloris Leachman And Trace Adkins Eyes Spring 2018 Release
EXCLUSIVE: I Can Only Imagine, the next faith-based film directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin’s (Moms’ Night Out, Woodlawn), is now pegged to be released next Spring (2018). The fourth film from the brothers is based on the popular Christian song of the same name by Bart Millard and is based on his life. Dennis Quaid joined the cast yesterday and it also stars Trace Adkins (who was also in their film Mom’s Night Out) and Cloris Leachman. Broadway's J. Michael Finley (Les Miser… Read
‘Same Kind Of Different As Me’ Exits Paramount Slate, Moves To Pure Flix With New Release Date
Same Kind of Different as Me, the film that is an adaptation of a book and stars Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Jon Voight, Djimon Hounsou and Olivia Holt has been moved off the Paramount Pictures 2017 slate and picked up by Pure Flix for distribution. The picture originally had an April 29, 2016 release date, but in March of this year, Paramount pushed it to February 2, 2017. The movie made from the memoir authored by Denver Moore, Ron Hall, and Lynn Vincent, will now go… Read
‘The Comedian’ Set For Wide Release February 3
Sony Pictures Classics has announced that The Comedian will see release in theaters nationwide beginning February 3.
Directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone and Veronica Ferres, the film follows an aging comic icon (De Niro) desperate to reinvent himself while facing an audience only interested in knowing him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his… Read
‘Bad Moms Christmas’ Is A Go: Comedy Sequel Reuniting Original Cast Set For November 2017 Release
Bad Moms is officially (and deservedly) a franchise as the hit comedy’s stars are reuniting for A Bad Moms Christmas, set to hit theaters November 3, 2017.
STX is fast-tracking the holiday-themed sequel sees the titula under-appreciated and over-burdened friends coping with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are reprising their roles with Jon Lucas and Scott Moore once… Read
TWC Takes ‘Leap!’ With Elle Fanning Animated Picture
The Weinstein Company will release the animated period picture Leap! on March 3 of next year, they said today. Directed by Eric Summer and Eric Warin, Leap! stars Elle Fanning and is set in Paris in 1884 and follows an orphaned girl who arrives in Paris. Only 11 years old, the girl has no money but does have a passion to become a ballet dancer. So she borrows someone else’s identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. Mentored by the tough and mysterious woman, she learns… Read
‘Youth In Oregon’ Lands Deal At Orion & Samuel Goldwyn For February Bow
Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films have acquired rights to Youth in Oregon, the Joel David Moore-directed drama starring Frank Langella along with Billy Crudup, Christina Applegate, Mary Kay Place, Josh Lucas, Nicola Peltz and Alex Shaffer. It will get a U.S. theatrical and on-demand release February 3.
The Andrew Eisen-scripted pic centers on Raymond (Langella), a 79-year-old curmudgeon who makes arrangements to be euthanized in Oregon. His family refuses to accept… Read