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.
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While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.
Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart.
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.
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