Lionsgate has announced a slew of new release dates and release changes this afternoon. Perhaps the most surprising, coming out of nowhere is the anticipated indie “American Ultra” starring Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg, Walton Goggins, Connie Britton, Bill Pullman, Topher Grace, and Tony Hale. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis, the movie was thought maybe to debut at a film festival sometime this or next year, but Lionsgate has decided to release the film later this summer on August 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis and note, it’s being described as an action comedy: A stoner and his girlfriend’s sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.
Also exciting is the news that Damien Chazelle’s next picture will be a musical called “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It’s now set for July 15, 2016 in wide release. Here’s the synopsis: From Summit Entertainment. In this modern take on the Hollywood musical from Damien Chazelle, the Academy Award-nominated writer and director of WHIPLASH, Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are drawn together by their common desire to do what they love. But as success mounts they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart.
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Additional Lionsgate release date changes below.
Directed by Ariel Vromen and starring Gal Gadot, Ryan Reynolds and Alice Eve, CRIMINAL will be released on January 22, 2016, from Summit Entertainment. The previously scheduled date was August 21, 2015.
Directed by Dan Mazer and starring Zac Efron, Julianne Hough and Robert De Niro, DIRTY GRANDPA will be released on February 26, 2016, from Lionsgate. The previously scheduled date was August 12, 2016.
Directed by Alex Proyas, GODS OF EGYPT starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, and Brenton Thwaites will be released on April 8, 2016, from Summit Entertainment. The previously scheduled date was February 12, 2016.
Directed by Dean Israelite, POWER RANGERS will be released on January 13, 2017, from Lionsgate. The previously scheduled date was July 22, 2016.