Oliver Stone’s biopic Snowden from Open Road is moving again on the calendar, from May 13 to September 13, a better launch pad for the film, given the fall festivals. There’s been buzz that the film could have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. That’s still to be decided.
Also, May 13 was pretty crowded — with adult-skewing fare: Of all the threats that Snowden faced then among adult dramas, it was the George Clooney-Julia Roberts combo Money Monster from Jodie Foster, which is gaining a lot of heat. In addition, there’s STX’s Civil War epic Free State of Jones with Matthew McConaughey, as well as Relativity’s Halle Berry thriller Kidnap and BH Tilt’s horror title The Darkness. Snowden originally was slated to debut this past Christmas, but it was pushed to give Stone more time to edit. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley star.
Open Road debuted Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight at the Venice Film Festival last year before taking it to Telluride and the Toronto International Film Festival. That pic has racked up $37.5M at the domestic B.O., a SAG ensemble win, a WGA Award, and six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
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