Lionsgate Dates ‘Granite Mountain’, ‘Wonder’ & ‘How To Be A Latin Lover’ For 2017


Lionsgate has staked out 2017 release dates for a trio of films: family drama Wonder (April 7), comedy How to Be a Latin Lover (April 28) and firefighter drama Granite Mountain (September 22).

Granite Mountain tells the story of one worst firefighting disasters in U.S. history: the battle against the 2013 Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona that claimed the lives of 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots. Joseph Kosinski is directing the ensemble pic, which stars Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch, James Badge Dale and Ben Hardy. Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer wrote the script. Granite Mountain is set to open against the Warner Bros toon Ninjago.

Wonder stars Room breakout Jacob Tremblay as August Pullman, who was born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, new classmates and the larger community all struggle to discover their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out. Julia Roberts also stars in the film from director Stephen Chbosky and scribes Jack Thorne and Steve Conrad. Wonder will open against the Warner Bros comedy remake Going in Style and Columbia’s sequel Smurfs: The Lost Village.

How to Be a Latin Lover stars Eugenio Derbez as Maximo, a fading gigolo who is kicked out of the house by his aged mistress and is forced to return to live with his estranged sister and her preteen son in their humble home. Sporting a wardrobe consisting mostly of Versace speedos, Maximo focuses on finding another sugar mama to support his expensive tastes. Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch and Rob Riggle co-star in the pic for Lionsgate’s Pantelion label. Ken Marino is directing from a script by Chris Spain and Jon Zack. The comedy will debut against an untitled Blumhouse horror pic from Universal.


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