Amazon Dates Cannes-Winning Polish Pic ‘Cold War’ For Year’s End
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War in limited theaters on Dec 21.
The pic which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival won Pawlikowski best director there and also earned rave reviews putting its current Rotten Tomatoes score at 100%. Previously, Pawlikowski won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language in 2015 for the film Ida.
Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally… Read
Robert Zemeckis’ Steve Carell Drama Gets Title: ‘Welcome To Marwen’
Update: DreamWorks Pictures has titled director Robert Zemeckis’ Nov. 21 release as Welcome to Marwen. Steve Carell plays the victim of a brutal attack who finds a unique and therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process. The pic is based on Jeff Malmberg’s 2010 documentary, Marwencol, which follows Mark Hogancamp, who after being left brain-damaged and broke, finds recovery in a sixth-scale World War II-era town he’s built in his backyard. Universal is… Read
‘Johnny English Strikes Again’ This Fall Stateside
Universal has dated Working Title/Studio Canal’s threequel Johnny English Strikes Again for a Oct. 26 stateside bow.
This 15-year old Rowan Atkinson franchise really doesn’t make a dent on this side of the pond, by abroad they’re cash cows with the first two titles making over $320M.
The third pic, which kicks off overseas in late September, has the bumbling spy contending with a cyber-attack that has revealed all the undercover agents in Britain.
Atkinson stars with Ben… Read
‘Legally Blonde 3’ Sets Valentine’s Day 2020 Release Date
Deadline broke the news exclusively on Monday that Reese Witherspoon is returning for Legally Blonde 3, and today MGM revealed that the threequel will open on Feb. 14, 2020.
Witherspoon further confirmed the news today on Instagram in full character as Elle Woods.
Warner Bros. Will Launch ‘In The Heights’ As 2020 Summer Event Pic
After winning the films rights to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Tony-winning musical In the Heights in a heated auction for an estimated $50M, Warner Bros. has set a date for the feature adaptation directed by Jon M. Chu of June 26, 2020 in what will be positioned as a mass-appealing family musical prime for four-quad audiences.
At this point no cast is set, but Miranda is producing with the pic being adapted off Hudes’ script and Miranda’s music and… Read
‘Made For More’ Documentary About Women Empowerment On Way
Dave Hollis, who exited Disney’s executive ranks after 17 years in March, is now helping to market a feature-length documentary with Fathom Events, Rachel Hollis presents Made for More about his wife’s journey to empower women. The doc is followed by a Q&A of her live-event series “RISE.” The Fathom event will take place Aug. 2nd in 686 (and climbing) theaters nationwide.
The film follows Hollis’ better half as she works behind the scenes working to pull off an audacious… Read
Sony Moves Up Tom Hanks WWII Drama ‘Greyhound’; Sets Date For Kendrick Brothers’ Next Faith-Based Film
Sony has decided to go earlier in 2019 than later with Greyhound, the Tom Hanks-scripted World War II drama that the two-time Oscar winner also stars in, directed by Aaron Schneider. Greyhound will now open on Feb. 8 instead of April 5.
On its new date, Greyhound now battles Lionsgate comedy Flarsky starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie 2, and an untitled horror film from Orion. Sony had their Marvel property Silver and Black on that date… Read
‘Madea Family Funeral’ From Lionsgate Moves To 2019
Lionsgate has moved the next in the Tyler Perry franchise, A Madea Family Funeral out of 2018 and into next year. The film will now open on March 1, 2019 in wide release coming out of the fall 2018 where it was unset. Family Funeral is the eighth film in the franchise that started in 2006.
In releasing the film on March 1, the title is on the same date that Lionsgate has the Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland starring Chaos Walking from director Doug Liman in wide release, so… Read
The Orchard Acquires ‘The Song Of Sway Lake’ For September Bow
The Orchard has acquired U.S. rights to The Song of Sway Lake, the Ari Gold-directed pic that premiered at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Rory Culkin, Robert Sheehan and Mary Beth Peil star in the jazz-inspired drama that Kew Media Group launched sales on this month in Cannes. The film is set for a September 21 theatrical release followed by a September 25 bow on VOD and digital.
Featuring original and classic songs, Sway Lake centers on a young man (Culkin) who… Read
Fox 2000 Sets Release Date For ‘The Hate U Give’
Fox 2000’s adaptation of Angie Thomas’ The Hate U Give is set to open in theaters on October 19. It shares a release date with Mowgli, Andy Serkis’ take on The Jungle Book as well as the revival of the horror franchise Halloween.
Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give follows Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighborhood where she lives and the rich, mostly… Read
‘Rocketman’ Elton John Biopic Tunes Up For Next May; ‘Transformers 7’ Moved Off Calendar & More Paramount Release Dates
Paramount has just set the opening date for the Dexter Fletcher-directed Elton John biopic Rocketman for May 17, 2019. The pic stars Taron Egerton as the iconic singer with Matthew Vaughn producing.
Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer on Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Rocketman, written by Lee Hall, follows John’s rise from being a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a breakout rock legend with his 1972 album Honky Chateau and its mega-selling 1973 follow-up Goodbye Yel… Read
‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Pushed To Summer 2020 As Pic Looks For New Director; ‘The Shining’ Sequel Finds Date; ‘Godzilla 2’ & Others Shift
In the wake of director Damian Szifron being moved off of the Mark Wahlberg feature adaptation of ’70s TV series, Warner Bros. is moving Six Billion Dollar Man from May 31, 2019, to June 5, 2020 as the studio looks for a director. There was buzz that it was Mel Gibson, but we’re hearing that’s not true. Warner Bros originally had that summer date held for a DC title.
Doctor Sleep, the Stephen King sequel to The Shining, now is dated for January 24, 2020. It is the only… Read