The 2016 Toronto International Film Festival will kick off on Sept. 8 with Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt, and end on Sept. 18 with the Hailee Steinfeld-starrer The Edge of Seventeen, it was announced Tuesday.
And The Edge of Seventeen, Kelly Fremon Craig’s directorial debut, snagged the plum closing night slot. Produced by James L. Brooks, the film follows Steinfeld as a high school junior at peak awkwardness when her old brother (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend, played by Haley Lu Richardson.
A foul-mouthed former gymnastics bronze medalist must fight for her local celebrity status when a new young athlete’s star rises in town.
[…]STX also set its untitled coming of age comedy, starring Hailee Steinfeld, for a Sept. 30 opening. The project, known as “Besties,” also stars Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, Haley Lu Richardson, Blake Jenner and Hayden Szeto.
Kelly Fremon Craig is directing from her own script. Producers are James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai and Julie Ansell.[…]
Synopsis – Two high school girls are best friends until one dates the other’s older brother, who is totally his sister’s nemesis
In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status.
The suspense thriller reunites “The Visit” director with Universal and Blumhouse
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions will release M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Split” on Jan. 20, 2017, it was announced Tuesday.
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula and Haley Lu Richardson star in “Split,” which is a suspense thriller with elements of the supernatural.
Jason Blum and Marc Bienstock will return to produce, while Ashwin Rajan and Steven Schneider will executive produce. Universal, Blumhouse and Shyamalan recently collaborated on “The Visit.”
“Split” takes over the previously announced Untitled Blumhouse title, which was slated for release on Jan. 27, 2017.
The film currently has the release date of Jan. 20, 2017 to itself, though it’s a safe bet to assume that one of the five releases on Jan. 13, 2017 — “The Dark Tower,” “Power Rangers,” “Friday the 13th,” “Geostorm” and “Hidden Figures” — could push one week.