Paramount Teases Nickelodeon-Based Feature Toon Lineup Including ‘The Loud House’ – CinemaCon
Paramount’s motion picture group president Marc Evans promised during ComicCon today that the studio will be working even more closely with its sister Viacom TV brands, the most immediate of which is Nickelodeon.
While we already knew about Sherlock Gnomes opening on January 12, the studio has also moved its Amusement Park big toon from July 13, 2018, to August 10 next year.
In addition, a new untitled Nick-Paramount property will debut on March 22, 2019, along with the Sp… Read
Weinstein Co.’s Ballerina Toon ‘Leap!’ Jumps To Labor Day Weekend – Update
UPDATED, 4:08 PM: Weinstein Co.’s animated feature Leap! is on the move again, stateside. The toon about a Paris orphan with dreams of becoming a ballet star has pirouetted from spring to Labor Day weekend. Today’s switch follows February’s move from March 3 to April 21. Elle Fanning, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kate McKinnon lead the English-language voice cast.
"I can't tell you about how much I love Leap! and that's why I'm moving it,” Harvey Weinstein said in a statement… Read
China Date Set For Jackie Chan Pic ‘The Foreigner’ – CinemaCon
The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan, has landed a September 29 release date in China. The news came out of STX’s CinemaCon presentation Tuesday morning in Las Vegas, where STX motion picture group chair Adam Fogelson noted that the project is a Chinese co-production. Chan is a beloved star in the Middle Kingdom; his past two films — Kung Fu Yoga and Railroad Tigers — did gangbuster business in the country.
The Foreigner is based on the book The Chinaman by Stephen Leather… Read
‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Gets August Premiere Date On Discovery
Discovery said today it will premiere its scripted anthology series Manhunt: Unabomber with a special two-hour episode Tuesday, August 1 at 9 PM. The series depicts the true story of the FBI's famed hunt for the Unabomber, the deadliest serial bomber in history.
Sam Worthington and Paul Bettany star as FBI agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald and Ted Kaczynski, respectively. Fitzgerald was a fresh-faced criminal profiler and newest member of the Unabom Task Force, and faced an… Read
Paramount Sets Release Dates For ‘Suburbicon’, ‘Action Point’ & ‘A Quiet Place’ – CinemaCon
If Comic-Con is known for announcing guest stars on fan-fave TV shows, then CinemaCon is known for its release date announcements. Ahead of its presentation here in Las Vegas tomorrow afternoon, Paramount has set opening dates for the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon on November 3 wide, Action Point on March 23 next year, and John Krasinski’s directorial A Quiet Place starring his wife Emily Blunt on April 13, 2018.
Starring Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Oscar Isaac, Subur… Read
Lionsgate Teams With Roadside For Jake Gyllenhaal Boston Marathon Bombing Drama ‘Stronger’; September Bow Planned
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate will team with Manchester By The Sea distributor Roadside Attractions to co-release Stronger, and they’ve set a September 22 bow. Stronger, which stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is directed by David Gordon Green, is the second movie to cover the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy. Lionsgate also released the other, co-financing and co-producing with CBS Films Patriots Day, in January, after bowing at AFI and platforming for the last Oscar season.
While the… Read
Sundance Hit ‘Patti Cake$’ Gets Summer Release From Fox Searchlight
Fox Searchlight, which plunked down $9.5M for Patti Cake$ at Sundance, has set a summer release for the aspiring-rapper tale. It drops July 7 in select theaters.
The film, starring Aussie Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role that landed her a CAA deal, wowed ’em in Park City. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reported that buyers almost universally adored writer-director Geremy Jasper’s film, which set off a ferocious all-night auction.
Macdonald plays Patricia Dombrowski — aka… Read
Jason Hall’s Directorial Debut ‘Thank You For Your Service’ Secures Late October Date
Universal will release DreamWorks Pictures' Thank You For Your Service, about a group of U.S. soldiers who battle PTSD upon their return from Iraq, on October 27.
Pic marks the directorial debut of American Sniper scribe Jason Hall and is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by David Finkel, which Hall adapted. It centers on a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war… Read
‘Wakefield’ Acquired By IFC Films For May Release
IFC Films has acquired Wakefield, the Robin Swicord-directed pic based on the E.L. Doctorow short story that stars Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner. The film, which bowed at Telluride in the fall, will hit theaters beginning May 19 in New York, with a VOD date set for May 26.
Cranston plays successful suburbanite commuter Howard Wakefield who takes a perverse detour from family life: He vanishes without a trace. Hidden in the attic of his carriage house garage… Read
‘Battle Of The Sexes’: Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs Tennis Pic Sets Fall Date
Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexes, about the legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world No. 1 Billie Jean King, will have its game date at the multiplex on September 22.
The film stars Steve Carell and Oscar winner Emma Stone as the iconic tennis stars, whose faceoff was one of the most-watched sports events of all time — a symbolic face-off about gender equality. Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct… Read
Dylan O’Brien’s Mitch Rapp Movie ‘American Assassin’ Targets Fall Date
Lionsgate/CBS Films’ American Assassin will open in theaters September 15. The film, directed by Michael Cuesta, is based on the bestselling Vince Flynn novel series, with Dylan O’Brien starring as title character Mitch Rapp, a CIA black ops recruit who carries out covert counter-terrorist operations. Michael Keaton stars as Stan Hurley, Rapp’s instructor.
The pair are enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random… Read
John Ridley’s Doc About L.A. Riots ‘Let It Fall’ Gets Theatrical Release, Marking An ABC News First
EXCLUSIVE: John Ridley's Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 — the feature documentary that looks at the years and events leading up to the April 1992 riots after the Rodney King verdict — is getting a theatrical release April 21 on both coasts. This film marks ABC News’ first theatrical production and release.
Let It Fall was produced in partnership with ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions. A broadcast version of the documentary will air April 28 (9-11 PM) on ABC. It’s… Read