Tom at the Farm
Nearly two years after it first premiered at Venice, Xavier Dolan’s fourth film “Tom at the Farm” is finally scoring U.S. distribution. Amplify Releasing will be debuting the French-language film in theaters and on VOD platforms starting August 14th.
Dolan stars in the psychological thriller about a young Montreal man who travels to rural Canada for an ex-boyfriend’s funeral. He finds himself staying with the deceased’s family as the situation grows increasingly tense and dangerous in a film that explores the intertwining of grief and desire. [Source: Variety]
Blumhouse Productions (“The Purge,” “Insidious”) has scheduled two untitled micro budget films for 2017. The first will open January 27th, the second on October 20th.
This follows in the wake of their recent announcement of a September 25th release this year of Eli Roth’s “Green Inferno”. Blumhouse also has “The Visit” on September 11th and “Jem And The Holograms” on October 23rd. [Source: Deadline]
Paramount has set a Christmas release date for the Will Ferrell-Mark Wahlberg comedy “Daddy’s Home”. Sean Anders directd from a script by Brian Burns.
Ferrell portrays a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best possible stepfather to his wife’s two children. Wahlberg plays their freeloading father. [Source: Variety]
Cinedigm has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s “Life” starring Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock. Luke Davies penned the script and a Fall 2015 release is planned.
Told from Stock’s perspective as he meets and profiles Dean in 1955 for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs. The photos were published less than five months before Dean’s death at age 24. [Source: Deadline]