STX has set coming-of-age comedy “The Edge of Seventeen” for a Nov. 18 release, seven weeks later than previously planned.
The studio made the announcement in the wake of the film, produced by James L. Brooks, being selected as the closing night gala for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Kyra Sedgwick, Woody Harrelson, Hailee Steinfeld, Blake Jenner, Haley Lu Richardson and Hayden Szeto star.
“James L. Brooks has mentored such extraordinary young filmmakers as Cameron Crowe and Wes Anderson,” said STX’s Kevin Grayson. “With Kelly Fremon Craig, he brings audiences a superbly talented new voice who vividly and authentically captures what it is like to grow up today. After being selected as the closing night film at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we decided to move this very special film to take full advantage of the holiday corridor and to capitalize on the what we expect will be very strong word of mouth as the film screens this Fall.”
The film was previously scheduled to open on Sept. 30.
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.