Quick News: Birds, Once, Midsommar, Jojo

Quick News Birds Once Midsommar Jojo

Birds of Prey
Following in the footsteps of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” Cathy Yan’s “Birds of Prey” isn’t just releasing its first teaser trailer in cinemas first – it also won’t be putting said trailer online at all. The clip will only be shown in cinemas before “IT: Chapter Two” and ties into that with a gag at the start.

As with “Tenet” though, a good quality copy of it is floating around on unofficial channels and can be fairly easily found. In addition, set photos from currently underway reshoots are also out at Just Jared. The film opens February 7th 2020. [Source: Variety]

Once Were Brothers
Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Daniel Roher’s documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” which launches the Toronto Film Festival tonight. A theatrical release is planned for early in 2020.

Martin Scorsese, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard executive produce the work which tells the story of the seminal rock group that went from backing up Bob Dylan to becoming one of the most influential of its era and is based mostly on Robertson’s 2017 memoir “Testimony”. [Source: Deadline

Midsommar: Director’s Cut
A24 has shot down the reports indicating Ari Aster’s “Midsommar: Director’s Cut” will only be available digitally via iTunes. The distributor says while the platform will have the cut when it releases later this month, it is expected to be available on other platforms as well. [Source: The Playlist]

Jojo Rabbit
Fox Searchlight has released a new one-sheet for Taika Waititi’s WW2 satire “JoJo Rabbit” which will have its world premiere this Sunday, September 8th at the Toronto Film Festival ahead of an October 18th theatrical release. Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, Alfie Allen, Stephen Merchant, Roman Griffin Davis and Waititi himself star in the story of an awkward young German boy (Davis) raised by a single mother (Johansson), and whose only ally is his imaginary friend Hitler (Waititi).