News Bits: Breathe, Detroit, Meyerowitz, Devil

The 2min 30sec first trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s “Detroit,” about the 1967 riots in that city, is set to drop this week and will be attached to copies of “The Fate of the Furious”. John Boyega, Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Anthony Mackie star in the film which opens August 4th. [Source: Trailer Track]

The Andy Serkis-directed true story romance drama “Breathe,” starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy, has been given an October 13th limited release – giving it a prime awards season berth. The film will then rollout over coming weeks.

Garfield plays Robin Cavendish, who becomes paralyzed from the neck down at the age of 28. Along with his wife, Diana, he travels the world to become an advocate for the disabled. [Source: Variety]

The Meyerowitz Stories
Netflix has acquired global rights from IAC Films to Noah Baumbach’s new film “The Meyerowitz Stories” and will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix later this year. Scott Rudin is producing.

Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson star in an intergenerational tale of adult siblings contending with the influence of their aging father. [Source: Deadline]

Hostage to the Devil
Penchant Entertainment has picked up the film and TV rights to Father Malachi Martin’s exorcism novel “Hostage to the Devil” with plans for several film and TV works based on different elements from the book.

Malachi, sometimes cited as an inspiration for William Blatty’s “The Exorcist” despite his objection to that, was a former Jesuit priest who became frequent critic and commentator of the Catholic Church while also becoming an expert in the field of exorcism. [Source: Heat Vision]