The Weinstein Company has scheduled the US release of three potential awards season contenders, including Benedict Cumberbatch starrer The Imitation Game on November 11.
The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby goes out on September 26 and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes on December 25. All films open initially in limited release except Big Eyes, which will open in a “moderate” release pattern.
Morten Tyldum directs The Imitation Game, the true story of British maths and computing genius Alan Turing, who cracked the German Enigma code in the Second World War and was driven to possible suicide in 1954 two years after he was prosecuted for being gay. Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) stars alongside Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Writer-director Ned Benson conceived of The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby as a two-part his-and-her account of the disintegration of a romance. The drama debuted in Toronto last autumn as two separate films and discussions are ongoing as to what form the release will take.
Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy star alongside William Hurt, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Hader, Nina Arianda and Jess Weixler.
TWC will release Tim Burton’s Big Eyes on December 25. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz star in the life story of artist Walter Keane and his wife Margaret, who unbeknownst to many created his famous Big Eyes pictures.
Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp and Jon Pulito round out the cast.
- Paramount will release Beverly Hills Cop wide on March 25, 2016. Eddie Murphy returns as Axel Foley, now used to life in Los Angeles when he learns he must return to Detroit during the coldest winter on record and navigate the new criminal landscape. Brett Ratner directs and Jerry Bruckheimer produces. The executive producer is Lorenzo Di Bonaventura.