Some release date changes have taken place over the holiday weekend with STXfilms announcing late Friday night that they have set new dates for two upcoming projects.
“Molly’s Game,” the directorial debut of famed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, has finally set a November 22nd release – the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
Jessica Chastain plays a real life underground poker ringleader in the film which STX bought for $9 million at Cannes last year. Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, and Chris O’Dowd also star.
Also settling on a date is the long in the works dark muppet tale “The Happytime Murders” from Jim Henson Company which will now open on August 17th 2018.
Brian Henson is directing the noir comedy about a Los Angeles human detective (Melissa McCarthy) who teams up with a puppet detective to solve the brutal murders of the cast of the beloved kids’ show “The Happytime Gang”.
Several arthouse distributors have also locked down dates this week with Magnolia Pictures release Cannes winner “The Square” and Takashi Miike’s “Blade of the Immortal” on October 27th and November 3rd this year respectively.
IFC Films has locked down Danny Strong’s Salinger biopic “Rebel in the Rye” for a September 15th release. Finally, 20th Century Fox have pulled Blue Sky’s animated feature “Anubis” from the release schedule.