Snowden, “Joplin,” “Eye,” “Green” Set Dates

Oliver Stone’s delayed Edward Snowden film “Snowden” has finally settled on a new release date. The film will now open May 13th 2016 in the United States, five months after its originally proposed Christmas release. It’s only competition that date is the latest “Friday the 13th” reboot.

Amy Berg’s Janis Joplin documentary “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” which just screened at the Toronto Film Festival, has landed a rights deal at FilmRise. The film will open November 27th in New York with a rollout to follow in Los Angeles and other cities plus digital and eventually home video and a U.S. broadcast premiere next year on PBS.

A24 has picked up “Blue Ruin” director Jeremy Saulnier’s hardcore thriller “Green Room” and has scheduled an April 1st limited release before a nationwide expansion on April 15th. Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat star in the story of a punk band who witnesses a murder committed by a gang of white supremacists (led by Patrick Stewart) and end up barricading themselves in a middle of nowhere club’s green room.

Bleecker Street will do a roll out release for the Gavin Hood-directed drone thriller “Eye In The Sky” which stars Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi. The film will open March 11th in New York and Los Angeles and gradually open in other cities until it goes wide in early April.