The Weinstein Company have finally announced their 2010 release slate with five films locking in dates throughout the second half of the year. The projects mark their first releases since “Nine” and “A Single Man” back in December.
Radu Mihaileanu’s French feature follows a former Bolshoi conductor who gathers together his former musicians to perform in Paris in the place of the current Bolshoi orchestra. It is scheduled to open July 16th.
The Tillman Story
Amir Bar-Lev’s Sundance documentary, which looks at the life of a promising football athlete who gave it up to join the military where his tragic death became a propaganda tool, is set for an August 20th release.
Though it has already opened in the UK and Australia, this look at the early days of John Lennon won’t be hitting North American screens until October 8th.
The King’s Speech
The company’s most likely attempt at an Oscar contender, the story follows how a speech therapist (Geoffrey Rush) helped King George VI (Colin Firth) overcome a stutter and lead the country into WW2. A platform release will kick off on November 26th.
The Sundance drama starring Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams has set a surprising New Year’s Eve release. Though December 31st does fall on a Friday this year, no other film has yet been slotted into that date.
Several titles are notably absent from this list, namely the just acquired Sundance hit “Company Men” and Mikael Hafstrom’s already complete but still sitting on a shelf period drama “Shanghai”. The company recently gave the rights to Ryan Gosling/Kirsten Dunst starrer “All Good Things” back to filmmaker Andrew Jarecki.