Focus Features’ “Suffragette,” which will open the London Film Festival on October 7, on the other hand, will also play earlier fall fests. Venice is world-premiering Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger biopic “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp in heavy makeup and blue contact lenses, as well as Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sienna Miller, and Dakota Johnson. It was shown in rough early form to Cannes but wasn’t finished in time, and will likely turn up at other fall festivals. (Warner Bros., September 18).
But what about the ones no one has seen yet? What else can we expect to see?
Luca Guadagnino’s “A Bigger Splash,” starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and Dakota Johnson, which wasn’t ready for Cannes, may turn up on the fall festival circuit. (Fox Searchlight, undated)
Steven Spielberg’s international period thriller “Bridge of Spies,” written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan. (Touchstone/DreamWorks/20th Century Fox, October 16)
Angelina Jolie’s romantic comedy “By The Sea” stars Jolie, Brad Pitt, Niels Arestrup, and Mélanie Laurent. (Universal, November 13)
Tom Hooper’s “The Danish Girl” brings out the feminine side of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, who costars with rising stars Alicia Vikander and Matthias Schoenaerts. (Working Title, Focus Features, November 27)
Sean Penn’s “The Last Face” starring Charlize Theron as an international relief agency director and Javier Bardem as an aid relief doctor in war-torn Africa as well as Adele Exarchopoulos may turn up at a festival, seeking a distributor.
Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster” stars George Clooney, Jack O’Connell, and Julia Roberts. (TriStar/Sony, undated)
David Gordon Green’s “Our Brand Is Crisis” stars Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie and Ann Dowd. (Warner Bros., October 30)
The Amsterdam period romance “Tulip Fever,” based on the bestseller, leans heavily on blossoming star Alicia Vikander as a woman married to older man Christoph Waltz who has an affair with the young painter (Dane DeHaan) who comes to do her portrait. The movie also stars Dame Judi Dench as a nun. (TWC, November).
Alejandro González Inarritu’s frontier actioner “The Revenant,” which filmed in the far north in natural light with bearded Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson, is still filming under tough conditions in Tierra del Fuego and will barely be finished in time for release. (20th Century Fox, December 25 limited)
Peter Landesman’s heart-tugger “Concussion” stars Will Smith as a South African doctor, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser, and Luke Wilson. (Sony, December 25)
Quentin Tarantino’s claustrophobic western “The Hateful Eight,” starring Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demián Bichir, and Kurt Russell, is still in the editing room and likely won’t be done in time for fall fests. (The Weinstein Co., December 25)
David O. Russell ‘s “Joy” stars Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence as the powerhouse behind a business empire; her costars are Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, and Édgar Ramirez. Russell likes to futz in the editing room until the last moment. (20th Century Fox, December 25)
Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Rhys Ifans, Joely Richardson and Timothy Olyphant. (Open Road, December 25)
Set for 2016:
Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Demolition,” an original New York relationship drama by Bryan Sipe starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, and Chris Cooper, will open the Toronto International Film Festival. (Fox Searchlight)
Peter Landesman’s sports drama “Concussion,” stars Will Smith as a South African doctor, Albert Brooks, Alec Baldwin, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Paul Reiser and Luke Wilson. (Sony, November 27).
Richard Linklater’s tentatively titled “Everybody Wants Some,” after the Van Halen song, is about college baseball players in the 1980s, features a rocking 80s soundtrack including Talking Heads, Pat Benatar, Devo and others, and stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin and Wyatt Russell. (Annapurna/Paramount, April 15)
The Coen brothers’ period LA comedy “Hail Caesar!” stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum. Tilda Swinton. Ralph Fiennes. and Jonah Hill. (WorkingTitle, Universal, February 2016)
Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special” stars Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, and Joel Edgerton. (Warner Bros., March)
Martin Scorsese’s Japan-set period drama “Silence” starring Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, Issei Ogata, Adam Driver, and Tadanobu Asano. (Paramount)
John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9” starring Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Chris Allen, and Anthony Mackie. (Open Road, March 4, 2016)
Warren Beatty’s “Untitled Howard Hughes movie” stars Beatty, Alden Ehrenreich, Lily Collins, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Taissa Farmiga, Chace Crawford and Candice Bergen. (No U.S. distributor.)