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Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the “Calvary” and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director’s Chair

Brand New Indie Releases This Week: Brendan Gleeson Calls Out the "Calvary" and James Franco Takes a Turn in the Director's Chair


In addition to probable expansions on “Boyhood” (300 theatres this week), “Magic in the Moonlight” and “A Most Wanted Man”, new indie releases this week include Brendan Gleeson and Chris O’Dowd in the Ireland-set drama “Calvary” and the James Franco-directed drama “Child of God”. 

CALVARY—FSL
“The Guard” remains one of my favorite “little” movies of the past few years and now director John Michael McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson re-team for “Calvary”, a black comedy/drama about a beloved Irish priest (is there any other kind?) whose life begins to crumble after hearing a deadly confession.  “The Guard” netted a respectable $5.3 million back in 2011 and anything approaching that would be a boon for Fox Searchlight.  

BEHAVING BADLY—IND
Day-and-date limited theatrical/GooglePlus VOD release plan on director Tim Garrick’s “Behaving Badly”, starring Selena Gomez, Nat Wolff, Mary-Louise Parker and Elisabeth Shue.

CHILD OF GOD—IND
James Franco does double duty as both director and co-star in the ultra heavy drama “Child of God”, starring Scott Haze as a reclusive (and very creepy) Tennessee mountain man .  Franco and Tim Blake Nelson co-star.  VOD availability in October.

In addition, look for expansions on IFC’s “Boyhood”, which will bring its total up to 300 locations this Friday, Sony Classics’ “Magic in the Moonlight” (additional cities) and “A Most Wanted Man”, which will get up to 750 locations this Friday. 

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