“I, Tonya,” “Ladybird,” “Star” Set New Dates

Following rave reviews on the Fall film festival circuit, Neon has announced plans to open Craig Gillespie’s Tonya Harding biopic “I, Tonya” in New York and Los Angeles on December 8th.

Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney star in the dark comedy which will get a platform rollout continuing into January.

That isn’t the only date announced today as A24 have set a November 3rd limited release for Greta Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical film “Lady Bird”. The film will then go wide over the Thanksgiving holiday.

The story follows a fiercely independent high school senior (Saoirse Ronan) who yearns to go to college in New York so that she can get out of her humdrum Sacramento home town and away from her tormenting mom (Laurie Metcalf).

Next up, Warner Brothers has moved up its release of the Bradley Cooper-directed “A Star is Born” from September 2018 to May 18th 2018.

Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star who discovers a talented unknown (Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga). As her career quickly eclipses his own, he struggles to accept that his best days may be behind him.

Finally, though they haven’t set a date yet, Samuel Goldwyn Films has snapped up the North American rights to Warwick Thornton’s “Sweet Country” following raves at Venice and Toronto.

Source: THR