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Rylance, O’Brien, Deutch and Flynn to Star in The Outfit

Focus Features and FilmNation Entertainment announced today that they will begin production on crime drama The Outfit. The Outfit marks the feature directorial debut of Academy Award winner Graham Moore (The Imitation Game), who will direct from his own screenplay which is co-written with actor/writer Johnathan McClain (Mad Men). Academy Award winner Mark Rylance (The …

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Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers Acquired by Focus

Focus Features has acquired the worldwide rights to Edgar Wright’s first documentary feature, The Sparks Brothers, from MRC Non-Fiction following a widely acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Currently with a 100% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film chronicles the decades-long career and influence of the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. …

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Land Review: Robin Wright’s Directorial Debut

Beautiful, sad and distant, Land is like the mountainous horizon would-be woodswoman Edee (Robin Wright) spends much of her time gazing at: a picture-perfect artifice which may be full of significance but is just as likely a mere empty view. On the surface it is an elegantly-paced tone poem of reflection, juxtaposing the uncaring beauty …

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Promising Young Woman Review: Carey Mulligan Takes Revenge

Promising Young Woman is a dive into the deep end of cynicism. That is not a pejorative or a negative. It is simply a statement of the reality viewed by its writer/director and the scores of individuals she is speaking for. A world where painful, life-changing events are passed off as ‘youthful indiscretions’ that a …

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Focus Features to Release Belfast, Land, and Boogie

Focus Features, which still has Promising Young Woman to go in 2020, has announced its 2021 plans to release Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, Robin Wright’s Land and Eddie Huang’s Boogie. Belfast Focus Features announced today it has acquired the worldwide rights to Belfast. Written and directed by Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is the humorous, …

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New Promising Young Woman Trailer, Poster and Release Date!

Focus Features today released a new Promising Young Woman trailer and poster. The Sundance Film Festival hit is set to open in domestic theaters on December 25. No word yet on a streaming release date. You can check out the new Promising Young Woman trailer and poster below, as well as stills from the upcoming …

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Larry Just Wants a Friend in the Come Play Trailer

Focus Features has revealed the trailer for Come Play, the Amblin horror movie coming to theaters on October 30, 2020. The movie is based on Jacob Chase’s short Larry, which you can also watch below. The film was directed and written by Chase (Stranger in the House). The producers include Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman. …

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Let Him Go Trailer Featuring Kevin Costner and Diane Lane

Focus Features today released the official Let Him Go trailer and shared the poster for the film, which will open in theaters on November 6, 2020. Universal Pictures International will release internationally. Written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, the suspense thriller stars Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Lesley Manville, Jeffrey Donovan, Kayli Carter, Booboo Stewart, and …

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The Way I See It Trailer Looks at Souza’s Photography of Former Presidents

Focus Features has released the trailer for The Way I See It, scheduled to open in theaters this September. Directed by Dawn Porter (John Lewis: Good Trouble), the documentary is based on Pete Souza’s Obama: An Intimate Portrait (check price at Amazon). The film comes from Academy Award, BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning producer Evan Hayes …

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Kajillionaire Trailer and Poster Featuring Evan Rachel Wood

Focus Features has debuted the Kajillionaire trailer and poster, which give you a first look at Miranda July’s new film opening in theaters on September 18, 2020. Kajillionaire premiered to rave reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and directed by July, who won multiple awards at the Cannes Film Festival for …

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Revenge Thriller The Card Counter Acquired by Focus

Focus Features has acquired Academy Award nominee Paul Schrader‘s revenge thriller The Card Counter out of Cannes’ virtual market. The film was written and directed by Schrader, whose celebrated works include Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, and his Academy Award-nominated First Reformed. The Card Counter brings together a cast that includes Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac …

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Last Night in Soho Release Date Moved Back to April 2021

Focus Features announced today that the Last Night in Soho release date has been moved back from September 25, 2020 to Friday, April 23, 2021. Focus has also revealed a new photo from the film which you can view in full below. Director Edgar Wright tweeted about the change and said: “Haunted by someone else’s …

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Jon Stewart’s Irresistible to Be Released On Demand June 26

Previously scheduled for a May 29, 2020 theatrical release, Jon Stewart’s Irresistible will now be arriving On Demand June 26th. The film will be available for a 48-hour rental period for $19.99. You can watch a new featurette on the movie using the player below. Written and directed by Jon Stewart, the Focus Features release …

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The High Note Releasing On Demand May 29

Focus Features will make The High Note available On Demand for a 48-hour rental period starting on May 29th, the studio announced today. The movie was previously scheduled to be released in theaters on Friday, May 8. The High Note stars Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, …

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Focus Features to Live Stream Films Free on Movie Mondays

Focus Features has announced the switch of their currently-standing “Focus Fridays” live streaming program to “Focus Movie Mondays,” hoping to bring moviegoers back to the movies from the comfort of their own homes. Beginning on Monday, April 6th, Focus Features will be live streaming a film exclusively on their Facebook page every Monday in April …

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Edgar Wright to Direct Robot Tale Set My Heart to Five

Edgar Wright will direct an adaptation of the upcoming book Set My Heart to Five for Focus Features and Working Title Films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will be based on the sci-fi novel by Simon Stephenson, who will adapt the script. Set My Heart to Five (pre-order at Amazon) is schedule to be published …

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Review

For a long time complex subjects have had to be dealt with in allegory and obscurity, working around their subjects due to commercial and cultural sensitivities. There is a lot of artistic good which can come from that, requiring filmmakers to create subtle and understandable spaces for audiences to fill in rather than having everything …

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Never Rarely Sometimes Always Digital Release Set for April 3

NBCUniversal has announced that the Never Rarely Sometimes Always Digital release date has been set for Friday, April 3rd. Focus Features’ urgent and poignant drama had originally opened theatrically on March 13th. Eliza Hittman’s critically-acclaimed, multi award-winning film will be available to rent at participating on-demand services for $19.99 (pre-order at Amazon). After premiering at the Sundance …

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Emma., The Hunt and The Invisible Man Now Available to Rent

Like other films that were in wide release when movie theaters closed, NBCUniversal’s Universal Pictures is bringing its movies to Digital early. The films available starting today include Emma. (rent at Amazon), The Hunt (rent at Amazon), and The Invisible Man (rent at Amazon), while Trolls World Tour will be available on April 10. To promote the titles, there’s …

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The New Trailer for Focus’ Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Focus Features has brought online the new trailer for Never Rarely Sometimes Always trailer, opening in select theaters on Friday, March 13, 2020. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, …

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