THE DISTRIBUTORS: LIONSGATE, ROADSIDE AND SABAN
Lionsgate, Roadside Attractions and Saban Films are an affiliated group of companies that have had an interesting and steadily successful run at Telluride over the past few years. Their list of films that have played have featured the following films:
2011: Albert Nobbs
2012: Stories We Tell
2013: All is Lost, Gloria
2014: '71, The Homesman, Mommy
2016: La La Land
Lionsgate has Stephen Chbosky's Wonder starring Julia Roberts and David Gordon Green's Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal which could both be looking at fall film fest slots.
Wonder is based on the novel by R.J. Placio and also features young actor Jacob Tremblay who charmed Telluride in Room in 2015. Stronger is the true life tale of one of the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.
At the moment neither Roadside Attractions or Saban appear to independently have a film that would seem to be a Telluride possible.
NEW LOOKS AT BLADE RUNNER 2049
We got new glimpses yesterday of Denis Villenueve's Blade Runner 2049. The film still seems like a stretch to me for TFF #44 but not a complete impossibility.
Here's the featurette via YouTube:
MARSHALL HAS A TRAILER
I haven't gotten to a review of distributor Open Road Films yet (and I will eventually) but they made news this week with the release of a trailer for the biopic Marshall. The film follows a crucial event in the life of a young Thurgood Marshall. Chadwick Boseman stars as the young lawyer who would one day sit as a member of the Supreme Court.
Here's the trailer from YouTube:
The film is directed by Reginald Hudlin and is set to open on Oct. 13th.
I have linked stories related to the release of the trailer below:
More to come on Monday.
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