New Dates: Founder, Flatliners, War, Turtle

The Founder
Aiming for more of a potential awards-qualifying run following strong test screening reaction, The Weinstein Company is pushing its Oscar hopeful “The Founder” by four months. Originally slated to go wide August 5th opposite “Suicide Squad,” it will now open in a limited release on December 16th followed by a wide release January 20th 2017. Michael Keaton stars in the film as McDonalds franchise founder Ray Kroc and will likely get a big push for a nomination.

Sony Pictures has announced an August 18th 2017 release date for its upcoming “Flatliners” remake. The project, which is currently filming under the helm of Niels Arden Opl, stars Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemens, Kiefer Sutherland and the just joined supermodel Charlotte McKinney.

War with Grandpa
The Robert De Niro-led coming of age family comedy “War with Grandpa” has settled on a release date of April 21st 2017. The story follows a young grandson forced to yield his room to his Grandpa Jack (De Niro) who is moving in. However, the boy engages in a series of prank to drive his grandfather out.

The Salesman
Cohen Media Group has set a December 9th 2016 release date for Asghar Farhadi’s new feature “The Salesman”. The story follows a high school teacher (Shahab Hosseini) who seeks revenge against the perpetrator who attacked his wife (Taraneh Alidoosti) in their apartment.

The Red Turtle
The Studio Ghibli co-produced and dialogue-free animated feature “The Red Turtle” has scored a January 20th 2017 release date through Sony Classics, with an awards-qualifying late December limited release also very likely.

Toni Erdmann
Sony Classics has set a Christmas Day 2016 release date for the acclaimed Cannes entry “Toni Erdmann”. The German dramedy follows an older man who begins to play pranks on his adult daughter in order to reconnect with her.

Pedro Almodovar’s latest feature “Julieta” has scored a December 21st release date through Sony Classics. In the film a woman searches for her daughter, but the only thing she discovers is how little she knows about her.