Todd Haynes

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Todd Haynes

Focus Features has set a November 22 release for Todd Haynes’ Big Pharma drama Dark Waters, one of its awards hopefuls alongside Civil Rights drama Harriet and Downton Abbey.

The Participant Media drama is based on a true story and stars Mark Ruffalo as an attorney who risks his life to expose the connection between a corporation and a growing number of unexplained deaths.

The film will open in limited release and expand wide on November 29. Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the screenplay, and the cast includes Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins, Bill Camp, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, William Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. Ruffalo, Pamela Koffler and Christine Vachon produced.

Working Title Film’s comedy Covers, Nisha Ganatra’s follow-up to Late Night, will open on May 8, 2020, and takes place against the backdrop of Hollywood’s music scene. Flora Greeson wrote the screenplay.

Dakota Johnson stars with Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ice Cube, Zoe Chao, Eddie Izzard, Bill Pullman, and Diplo. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner served as producers, while Alexandra Loewy is executive producer.

Focus Features also announced on Monday (26) it is producing the New York-set coming-of-age story Boogie, which will mark the feature directorial debut of Eddie Huang. The story follows a Chinese-American basketball talent who struggles to balance the expectations of his immigrant family with his dreams of playing in the NBA.

Josh Bratman of Immersive Pictures, Josh McLaughlin of Wink Productions, and Michael Tadross will produce. Focus Features will distribute in North America, and Universal Pictures International will handle international distribution.