TriStar Pictures has elected to delay its upcoming hostage drama Money Monster from its originally scheduled premiere date of April 8, 2016 to May 13, 2016. The film, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster (The Silence of the Lambs, Panic Room) from a script by Alan DiFiore (Grimm, Da Vinci’s Inquest), Jim Kouf (National Treasure, Grimm) and Jamie Linden, the film follows Lee Gates, a TV personality who gives out stock tips on his show.
When a viewer loses everything he has in a bad investment based on Lee’s recommendation, he takes the studio hostage live on the air, threatening to kill Lee unless the stock raises by at least 24.5 points by the close of business. The film stars two-time Academy Award winner George Clooney (Up in the Air, Michael Clayton), Academy Award winner Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich, Pretty Woman), Jack O’Connell (Unbroken, 300: Rise of an Empire), two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Dominic West (The Wire, The Hour), Caitriona Balfe (Now You See Me, Super 8), Christopher Denham (Shutter Island, The Bay), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad, Revolution), Emily Meade (That Awkward Moment, Thanks For Sharing), Grant Rosenmeyer (The Royal Tenenbaums, Oliver Beene) and Chris Bauer (True Blood, The Devil’s Advocate).
Meanwhile, Broad Green Pictures has handed release dates to three of their upcoming films. New Zealand film The Dark Horse, written and directed by James Napier Robertson (I’m Not Harry Jenson., The Rogers Family Xmas), which came out in its home country in mid-2014 has scored a release date of April 1, 2016, a four and a half month delay from its previously planned release date of December 11, 2015.
According to the film’s blurb, it’s “an emotionally-charged, inspiring drama about a man who searches for the courage to lead, despite his own adversities – finding purpose and hope in passing on his gift to children in his community.” The Dark Horse stars Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard, Training Day), James Rolleston (Boy, The Dead Lands) and Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune, Far Cry 3).
Last Days in the Desert will release on May 13, 2016. The film tells an imagined episode from the forty days Jesus spent fasting in the desert, wherein he and the Devil struggle over a family Jesus comes across. Written and directed by Primetime Emmy Award nominee Rodrigo Garcia (In Treatment, Six Feet Under), the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but this marks its first release to the general public. It stars two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Trainspotting), Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Ciaran Hinds (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, There Will Be Blood) and Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel, Angels and Demons).
Finally, The Infiltrator has been dated for August 31, 2016. Based on the true story of Robert Mazur, a DEA agent who helped bring down the money laundering operation of Pablo Escobar, the film is based on Mazur’s autobiography of the same name.
Written by Ellen Brown Furman and directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner), the film stars Golden Globe Award winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), Yul Vazquez (War of the Worlds, Captain Phillips), Diane Kruger (Inglorious Basterds, National Treasure), Golden Globe Award nominee Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Justice League: Gods and Monsters), Said Taghmaoui (American Hustle, Vantage Point), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Love/Hate, Peaky Blinders), Primetime Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (Law and Order, 24: Live Another Day), Golden Globe Award nominee John Leguizamo (Ice Age: The Meltdown, Romeo + Juliet), Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan (The Office, Bridge of Spies), Juliet Aubrey (The Constant Gardener, Primeval), Elena Anaya (Van Helsing, The Skin I Live In) and Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck, Look Who’s Talking).