Folks looking forward to the March 22 release of Annapurna’s next Richard Linklater movie might find themselves asking, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Answer: The Richard Linklater-directed literary adaptation has been moved to August 9.
Written by Linklater & Holly Gent & Vince Palmo, based on Maria Semple’s 2012 novel, the film centers on a teenager (newcomer Emma Nelson) who is determined to find her mom (Cate Blanchett), an architect-turned-recluse who goes missing just prior to a family vacation. Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson, James Urbaniak, Judy Greer, Troian Bellisario, Zoe Chao and Laurence Fishburne co-star.
The move to midsummer makes sense for a female-fronted movie that counterprograms sequels, toons, superheroes and such. In its new slot, Where’d You Go, Bernadette will open against four other wide releases: Disney toon Artemis Fowl, Lionsgate’s horror thriller Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, A24’s untitled Ari Lester horror pic and Bleecker Street’s drama Brian Banks. Pics bowing the previous or following weekend include Dora the Explorer, New Mutants, a Fast & Furious spinoff and The Angry Birds Movie 2.