Focus is also releasing Working Title’s true romance “The Danish Girl,” directed by Tom Hooper and starring Oscar-winning Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander as artists Einar and Gerda Wegener.
Written by Emmy-winner Abi Morgan (“The Hour,” “Shame,” “The Iron Lady”), “Suffragette” stars Oscar-race vets Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter as well as Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff and Brendan Gleeson. Mulligan also toplines Fox Searchlight’s probable Oscar contender “Far from the Madding Crowd” as the formidable Bathsheba.
Other upcoming releases from Focus include a roster of genre films, including Leigh Whannell’s horrific “Insidious: Chapter 3,” Tarsem Singh’s “Self/less,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley; “Sinister 2,” directed by Ciaran Foy; and “London Has Fallen,” the sequel to “Olympus Has Fallen,” starring Gerard Butler and directed by Babak Najafi, plus “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a family movie from animation studio LAIKA, directed by Travis Knight with a voice cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Ralph Fiennes, Brenda Vaccaro, and Art Parkinson.
Promising dramas for 2016 include Stephen Hopkins’ “Race,” starring Jeremy Irons, Jason Sudeikis, and Stephan James as the legendary athletic superstar Jesse Owens, and Juan Antonio Bayona’s family story “A Monster Calls,” starring Lewis MacDougall, Felicity Jones, and Liam Neeson.